ADD/ADHD Therapy

Speech-language pathologists can provide therapy for attention deficit disorders. They work with patients in the following ways:

  • Provide counseling and education regarding ADD/ADHD
  • Utilize symptom checklists and severity rating scales for both patients and their family members to dynamically assess strengths and weaknesses relating to ADD/ADHD
  • Introduce strategies to improve organization and planning as well as ways to reduce distractibility
  • Establish a home exercise program for patients to complete daily and weekly to hone skills taught in therapy and ensure seamless carryover into everyday settings
  • Introduce therapeutic activities to address auditory comprehension, working and short-term memory and information processing
  • Provide self-monitoring skills for patients to utilize after their course of therapy to ensure continued success in their management of ADD/ADHD