Center for ADHD’s unique program consists of three parts.
1. Individual Sessions (Therapy and Executive Function Coaching) All ages
The therapy we provide focuses on learning practical strategies to improve behavior, social competency, manage social anxiety, improve emotional-regulation skills, build resiliency and develop self-confidence. Our practical approach is why people travel from throughout the Philadelphia area and South Jersey to work with us.
Our productive approach to individual sessions is about teaching skills and strategies rather than simply talking about feelings or rehashing the previous week’s events.
Parents are actively involved in learning with their children. Elementary school-age students attend sessions with their parents present for all or the majority of the time.
Areas we work on during individual sessions include:
2. Social Skills Groups (Lego Groups and Social Thinking groups) Ages 7-18
Our small groups consist of 2-3 similar-age peers who share similar profiles. During small groups we work on social cognitive skill development (learning how to think in a social context and apply skills relevant to the situation). Additionally, we work on developing emotional regulation skills, independent problem solving, developing resiliency and self-confidence.
Elementary school age students participate in our Lego groups which is based on building social communication skills and executive functioning through semi-structured play. Middle and High School age students participate in Social Thinking groups. Small groups are held weekday afternoons and evenings.
What makes us unique amongst social skills providers in the Philadelphia area and southern New Jersey is our extensive training and the fact that we specialize in “teaching social” to boys and young men from a male perspective.
3. Social Skills Programs for Boys Ages 7-17
Our social skills programs for boys (How to do Recess, How to Hang Out, Guy’s Night Out, Guy Stuff) are designed to help with generalization of social executive functioning skills and address areas of skill development specific to each age group (elementary, middle and high school). Our social skills programs are held on weekends.
Please contact us for a free phone consultation to discuss how we can help your family.
The work we do is based on the following methodologies and curricula:
Ryan Wexelblatt, Center Director has completed more training in these methodologies than any clinician in the Philadelphia area and Southern New Jersey. Additionally, he is credentialed as a Licensed Social Worker in Pennsylvania and New Jersey as well as a Certified Autism Specialist™ and Certified NJ School Social Worker.
Our small group social skills and Lego groups, as well as our social skills programs for boys are educational and fun. We do not sit in an office and just talk about social skills, we are active and do things boys enjoy. Most boys return to participate in our various programs offered throughout the year. Additionally, we offer a Summer Travel Camp for boys in the summer as well as school vacation camps.
An intake assessment is required for all new families who are interested in participating in our programs. The fee for an assessment is $120.00 which includes a 65-minute appointment as well as (in advance) review of neuropsychological records, IEP/504 plan, etc.
Feel free to contact us, we’re happy to speak about how we can help you or your child.