Occupational Therapy for Children With ADHD

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Why do parents choose Alta Pediatrics?


At Alta Pediatrics you are not just another number. We value each patient as a unique individual and a member of our community. Your therapist knows you and your child's name, ask for updates on what you are observing, and provides updates on what they are observing during the session.


Play Focused

Play is at the center of our sessions and your child will improve over time through play-based therapy. Whether that is in the sensory gym, running through an obstacle course, playing games, or working on their fine-motor skills what feels like play is your child developing skills and enhancing their abilities.


All therapists are trained and experienced in their specific field (occupational and speech therapy) and have specific experience with a pediatric population. Therapists have graduate level degrees, participate in research projects, and attend continuing education to ensure they stay up-to-date on the latest and most effective evaluation and treatment techniques.


We believe communication and collaboration are key. We work with you as the primary caregiver to provide clear updates on progress and goals each week after the session ends. In addition, we can communicate with other stakeholders that are providing care to your child. By coordinating with speech therapists, school staff, ABA, and other specialists we ensure that there is a holistic view of the care your child is receiving. 

How Does Occupational Therapy Help Children With ADHD?

Occupational Therapy can be very beneficial for children with ADHD in helping them become successful and more independent across all environments. Occupational therapists can assist in helping your child:

Improving executive functioning skills such as attention, planning, memory, and organization
Creating strategies and adaptations for the executive functioning skills. For example, an occupational therapist can help your child break down tasks into manageable steps. An OT can also help your child utilize organizational strategies at school and at home such as creating lists or schedules
Developing a sensory diet which will provide your child with activities that provide the sensory input needed to help calm his/her body so they can better focus and attend. For example, and OT may have your child complete heavy work activities or yoga poses before a seated task to help them stay more organized and calm.
Utilizing self-regulation strategies such as deep breathing to help decrease hyperactivity and improve attention to tasks
Adapting the environment to eliminate distractions to improve focus. For example, decluttering or having them sit in the front row in class so they are less visually distracted

What Strategies Can An OT Suggest For Home And School?

Motor Skills

Create Structured Daily Routines

Create structured daily routines for the morning, afternoon, and evening. Use visual checklists with photos (not clip art) of your child doing each step of a task, or a picture of the completed task, depending on how much support is needed.

Integrate Physical Activity Into Your Child's Day

OTs also love to teach students how to incorporate movement into learning when possible. For example, have your child practice math facts or study for a test while jumping on a trampoline or standing on a balance board. Or, create a treasure hunt with spelling words and have your child practice writing each word where they found it.
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Incorporate Sensory Strategies to Improve Self-Regulation

Children with low sitting tolerance may benefit from using active seating, such as ball chairs, inflatable wedges, or wobble discs. They can also use a foot fidget on the chair to help maintain focus or hand fidgets so long as they don’t become yet another distraction. Your child’s OT can help determine appropriate fidgets for home, community, and classroom.

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About Alta Pediatrics

Alta Pediatrics is a leading pediatric therapy clinic, offering pediatric therapy for babies, toddlers, and children of all ages. We are committed to helping children lead their happiest, healthiest lives. At Alta Pediatrics, we take an individualized approach to therapy because we understand that each child is unique with very specific needs. For this reason, no two therapeutic programs are alike. If your child needs our services, we will work closely with you to select the best therapies for them, creating a customized program specific to your child’s needs and your family’s goals. Let your child’s journey begin today by contacting us to learn more.

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Testimonials & Reviews

Hear why parents choose Alta Pediatrics

"The team at Alta Pediatrics are phenomenal. To say they have been life savers would not be an exaggeration. They go above and beyond to help you understand your child's needs and how to support them both in and out of the home. I recommend Alta Pediatrics without any hesitation."


"Professional therapists with heart.
My son enjoys his sessions and the therapists always end the sessions with an update of how the session went and what was worked on."


"We have had an AMAZING experience at Alta. Kim and her staff are highly skilled and passionate about their work and we have seen immediate improvements in our child. Not to mention, he absolutely loves going! We are so grateful that we have found Alta Rehab and highly recommend it to anyone in need of OT services."


Developing skills. Enriching Abilities

Here's how we create real and lasting change



Our team of therapists conduct a thorough evaluation of your baby to determine areas of strengths, areas of difficulty, and the root causes of these difficulties to focus therapy sessions accordingly and improve development of skills. 



Activities are created to engage the baby, address areas of difficulty, and practice new skills. Parents and caregivers are provided with strategies to work with their baby at home and school to ensure carryover of skills for quicker learning and development of these skills.



We work together with parents to set realistic, measurable goals to address areas of difficulty and ensure progress. We use engaging and motivating toys, games, and play to create a positive environment for your baby, improve their confidence, learn new skills, and reach their goals. 

Occupational Therapy for ADHD

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Scotch Plains

1801 E 2nd St.
Scotch Plains, NJ 07076
Serving Westfield, Cranford, Berkeley Heights, Watchung, New Providence, and Summit

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