interventions for adhd and learning disorders
Individual sessions for children, adolescents and young adults struggling with anxiety, depression, disruptive behaviors, anger, and other symptoms related to ADHD, learning disorders, ASD. The therapist works with the client and their family to find strategies and skills to relieve daily stressors. Academic coaching for adolescents transitioning into college or the workplace is also available.
During Behavioral Therapy, functions of maladaptive behaviors are identified and an appropriate behavior plan is devised.
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy
Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy examines how thoughts affect feelings and behaviors for those with depression, anxiety, and/or weak problem-solving skills
Social Thinking, a cognitive behavioral social skills program, is used with children who have fluent expressive language skills. Social Thinking programs were designed by Michelle Garcia Winner. The aim of this program is to develop greater ability to navigate social situations and form meaningful friendships. Skills targeted may include appropriately engaging in conversation, to learn expected versus unexpected behaviors across a variety of settings and social partners, to read the hidden rules of social situations, as well as other complex aspects of social interaction.
For more information visit www.socialthinking.com
Parent training is individualized depending on the needs of the parent, child, and family. Caregivers are taught evidence-based behavioral strategies for managing challenging and disruptive behaviors. Provided by Dr. Kimberly David, Ph.D., parent training includes an evaluation of presenting concerns, assessment of behavior by direct observation and caregiver questionnaires, and tailored interventions. Intervention support includes educating caregivers on specific strategies and coaching for skill acquisition and generalization. While the emphasis of treatment for younger children is teaching behavioral skills to caregivers, therapy for older children may include a focus on individual therapy. Additionally, consultation with other providers, such as physicians and educators, may be available upon request. Some common presenting behavioral concerns for children ages 2 to 12 include:
Inattention or hyperactivity
Parent-Child Interaction Therapy
PCIT is an evidence-based treatment for children ages 2-6 years old with emotional and behavioral disorders. PCIT places a heavy emphasis on improving the quality of the parent-child relationship and changing parent-child interaction patterns. Extensive research has demonstrated support for increased compliance, social skills, language use, self-esteem, and quality parent-child relationships.
Learn more at www.pcit.org
Non-medical interventions for ADHD and Learning Disorders
Interactive Metronome is an evidence based training program that improves timing in the brain. It is a training tool that targets synchronization of the body’s “internal clock” by providing real-time millisecond feedback. The program challenges thinking and movement simultaneously and features an engaging design. When your brain’s functional networks are working efficiently, the neurons are able to fire more often and in sync leading to better outcomes.
Results include improvements in :
self-monitoring and impulse control
planning and sequencing
For more information, visit www.interactivemetronome.com
Cognitive Intervention and Academic Support
Cognitive Intervention and Academic Support uses a top-down approach to learning and focuses on skills associated with critical thinking, problem solving, working memory, and preforming tasks efficiently. It also targets academic skills such as organization, time management, notetaking, and other study skills.
School/Childcare Center Consultations to provide recommendations regarding accommodations to promote the child’s success in these environments