In the past decade, Attention-Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) has been receiving great attention from professionals and in the media. While most children with ADHD receive therapy services such as behavioral therapy and art therapy, the majority receives medication. Parents and teachers have become more aware of the positive impacts of behavioral and art therapy for children with ADHD. If you are a parent who is not in favor of medicating your child, you may consider seeking out therapy to help your child cope with the emotional and behavioral symptoms of ADHD.
Art therapy activities, such as the mandala exercise, increases attentional abilities and decreases impulsive behaviors over time. Such activities improve decision-making, completion of tasks, general growth in developmental level, and an interest in personal aesthetics. Art therapy can also help kids cope with the emotional turmoil that often accompanies inattention and hyperactivity.
Often, children and adolescents with ADHD receive negative feedback from parents and teachers due to being forgetful, difficulty staying on task or lack of self-control. As a result, school-aged children with ADHD report lower levels of self-esteem compared to their peers who do not experience ADHD. Our behavioral art therapists aim at helping kids develop social skills and increase their self-esteem and self-confidence.
Our art therapists and behavioral therapists in Pointe-Claire can help your children develop skills to better control the symptoms of ADHD. Visit our website to obtain more information about our services!
By: Reyhane Namdari/ Art Therapist