The Center for ADHD offers two group programs to help you understand and manage your child's condition. Geared toward parents of preschoolers and children 6-12 years old, our programs provide the resources necessary to help you and your child succeed.

Understanding and Managing ADHD in Preschoolers

Because ADHD is being recognized in younger children, we offer a parent group to meet the needs of parents with children 3.5-5 years old who have or are suspected of having ADHD (have symptoms of ADHD but may not have a formal diagnosis).

We focus on teaching you behavioral management strategies you can use to improve your child’s functioning. Children do not attend these groups. Instead, you learn strategies and apply them at home to address your child’s difficulties. You will also learn how to work with your child’s daycare provider or preschool / kindergarten teacher to address any problems your child may have in those settings.

Topics Include

  • What is ADHD and how does it impact a child’s day-to-day behavior
  • Effective behavior management
  • Using positive attention to promote positive behavior
  • Getting your child to listen to instructions and rules
  • How to prompt and promote desired behaviors
  • How to help your child handle emotions
  • Helping your child’s caregiver or teacher address problems in daycare, preschool or kindergarten
  • The appropriate role of punishment in managing ADHD behaviors
  • Promoting positive behavior in public
  • Maintaining positive behavior changes over time

Benefits You'll Gain

  • Increased understanding of ADHD and its impact on your child’s emotional, behavioral, academic and social function
  • Decreased stigma often associated with ADHD
  • Support as you learn more effective ways to manage your child’s behavior
  • Empowerment to be an advocate for your child
  • Encouragement to be involved in your child’s improvement at home, with peers, and at school

Eligibility and Enrollment

Eligibility

  • Your child must be 3.5-5 years old
  • Have a diagnosis of ADHD or be suspected of having ADHD

Parents will be scheduled for an initial interview with the psychologist conducting the group they enroll in prior to the start of the group program. These interviews typically occur 4-6 weeks prior to the first scheduled group session.

Program Schedule

For more information and to enroll, call 513-636-4336, option 1, 1.

Understanding and Managing ADHD in Children Ages 6-12

We focus on teaching you behavioral management strategies you can use at home and school to improve your child’s functioning. Children do not attend these groups. Instead, you learn strategies and apply them at home to address your child’s difficulties. You will also learn how to work with your child’s teacher to address any challenges your child may have at school.

Topics Include

  • Understanding ADHD
  • Effective behavior management
  • Using positive attention to promote positive behavior
  • Getting your child to listen to instructions and follow rules
  • How to prompt and promote desired behaviors
  • Helping your child be successful with homework
  • Reducing undesired behaviors
  • Managing your child’s behavior in public places
  • Maintaining positive changes over time

Benefits You'll Gain

  • Increased understanding of ADHD and its impact on your child’s emotional, behavioral, academic and social functioning
  • Decreased stigma often associated with ADHD
  • Support as you learn more effective ways to manage your child’s behavior
  • Empowerment to be an advocate for your child
  • Encouragement to be involved in your child’s improvement in any setting

Eligibility and Enrollment

Eligibility

  • Your child must be 6-12 years old
  • Have a formal diagnosis of ADHD

Parents must complete and return a packet of materials no later than 2 weeks before the start of a particular group to finalize their enrollment.

Program Schedule

For more information and to enroll, call 513-636-4336, option 1, 1.