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What will an occupational therapist look for when evaluating my child's ADHD?

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During the evaluation, the therapist will look at how ADHD affects your child's schoolwork, social life and home life.

The occupational therapist will also do a test to find out your child's strengths and weaknesses, then recommend ways to address your child's issues.

SOURCES:

Nemours Foundation: "Occupational Therapy."

American Occupational Therapy Association: "ADHD," "OT in Schools."

News release, ScienceDaily.

American Academy of Pediatrics.

Pediatrics , June 1, 2012.

Reviewed by Smitha Bhandari on May 10, 2017

SOURCES:

Nemours Foundation: "Occupational Therapy."

American Occupational Therapy Association: "ADHD," "OT in Schools."

News release, ScienceDaily.

American Academy of Pediatrics.

Pediatrics , June 1, 2012.

Reviewed by Smitha Bhandari on May 10, 2017

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