Our programs are dynamic, practical and most importantly they’re fun. We offer specific programs for elementary school, middle school and high school students as well as our Summer Travel Program and School Vacation Camp for boys ages 12-15.
What initially draws people to Center for ADHD is our skill-based approach to treating ADHD, Asperger’s and Higher-verbal ASD as well as our depth of experience working with students who present with learning differences.
People often hear about us because of our unique social skills programs. We believe that boys can most effectively learn to improve their social skills, cultivate friendships and learn how to be part of a peer group by learning from other males.
Unlike most social skills group we do not sit around a table practicing scripted, socially appropriate behaviors. We teach boys how to think in a social context so they can develop genuine friendships with similar-age boys. Additionally, we teach self-regulation skills, how to “go with the flow”, use humor appropriately and strategies to manage social anxiety. We teach experientially so that skills can be generalized in real life settings.
Often, we find that boys who have participated in other social skills groups are taught social communication skills that are not natural ways boys communicate with each other. Recognizing this problem Ryan Wexelblatt, Center Director created a presentation called “Teaching Guys to Communicate Like Guys” which was presented at the 2017 Social Thinking Global Providers’ Conference.
Parents see results from our groups and more importantly, they see their sons have a good time and feel connected to other boys their age which is why many participate in our programs year-round.
In order to participate in Center for ADHD’s programs, an intake assessment is required. The fee for an assessment is $120.00 which includes an hour long appointment as well as a review of records in advance of the appointment. The intake assessment includes:
- Review of most recent neuropsychological evaluation or school evaluation provided in advance as well as IEP/504 plan, etc.
- Portions of the Informal Social Thinking Dynamic Assessment®
- Discussion with parents/caregivers about the student’s strengths, social, self-regulation and executive functioning difficulties.
- Treatment recommendations
Please contact us to set up an intake in order for your child to participate in our programs.