Boys who present with social learning challenges may find navigating social relationships increasingly difficult as they enter high school. When boys miss out on normative social experiences during high school due to their social learning challenges or social anxiety they miss out on developing the important social executive functioning skills that are required to be successful socially while working as part of an academic group and at a job.
Frequently, we find that many of the high school age students we work with have had negative experiences in previous social skills groups or therapy. As a result, they are often resistant to participating in our small group social skills groups or individual therapy. Once they realize that coming to Center for ADHD will be a much different experience and they become more receptive to learning.
Our high school program consists of:
The programs we currently offer for high school students include:
Summer Travel Camp (up to age 15)
Our multifaceted approach helps students learn strategies and develop skills that are often delayed in students diagnosed with ADHD, social anxiety, Asperger’s and Higher-verbal autism spectrum diagnoses.
Please note that Center for ADHD does not offer traditional social skills groups where students are grouped together by age, regardless of their cognitive ability.
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.
In the summer we provide a unique, active learning experience in our Summer Travel Program for boys who need help developing their social skills, self-regulation, executive functioning and age-expected independence.
Please contact us to discuss if our high school program could benefit your family.