Attention Deficit-Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) is a biologically based disorder that affects both children and adults. ADHD involves significant deficits in executive functioning skills, which include important functions such as attention, concentration, memory, motivation and effort, learning from mistakes, impulsivity, hyperactivity, organization, and social skills.
Treatment for ADHD is individually based as everyone has his/her own unique set of challenges. However, treatment plans will likely include various cognitive behavioral strategies to improve meta-cognitive skills, working memory, organizational skills, and emotional regulation skills. For children struggling with ADHD, parents will learn how to assist their children in gaining important skills and manage problem behaviors effectively. For adults, we offer behavioral coaching to aid in acquiring and mastering certain skills. Group therapy sessions focus on acquiring certain skills (e.g., study skills, interpersonal skills, etc.) that tend to be difficult to manage for individuals with ADHD.