Our approach to work with students in grades 1-5 is different than any other provider in the Philadelphia area because we address social and executive functioning challenges simultaneously through teaching practical strategies to students and their parents. The skills we teach are essential for success, both academically and socially. In our experience elementary school-age students diagnosed with ADHD, Asperger’s, learning differences or higher-verbal autism do not benefit from traditional “talk therapy”. Parents are always included for all or part of the time during individual sessions with elementary school students. Most importantly, we have fun and never make our work with elementary school students feel “clinical”.
Perhaps the most important piece of our work with elementary school students is helping parents learn how to support their child at home so their child’s skill deficits have less of an impact on family life.
Our elementary school program consists of:
The programs we currently offer for elementary school students include:
How to do Recess (coming soon)
Please note that Center for ADHD does not offer traditional “social skills groups”. The work we are doing requires a solid foundation in Social Thinking® concepts which many students have not yet learned, regardless if they have attended social skills groups in the past.
Please contact us to discuss if our elementary school program could benefit your family.