Summer Treatment Program Cancelled

Due to coronavirus (COVID-19), the 2020 Summer Treatment Program has been cancelled. Please contact ADHDSTP@cchmc.org with questions.

ADHD Summer Treatment Program

The Cincinnati Children’s ADHD Summer Treatment Program (STP) is a 7-week intensive summer day treatment program for children with ADHD ages 6-12 providing comprehensive behavioral interventions within a camp-like setting. Children learn to improve social skills, manage frustration, and follow instructions while participating in sports and classroom activities.

FAQs

  • 1 of only 13 evidence-based, award-winning STP programs in the U.S.
  • Provides intensive behavioral interventions with 2-to-1 student-to-counselor ratio
  • Treatment is tailored to each child and emphasizes positive reinforcement through point system and daily camp-home communication
  • Counselors are trained and supervised by a licensed psychologist specializing in ADHD treatment who is on-site each day
  • STP is designed for children ages 6-12 who have a primary diagnosis of ADHD.
  • Thirteen year olds are accepted on a case-by-case basis.
  • Parents are encouraged to attend weekly group training sessions provided throughout the program to learn effective behavior management techniques to improve compliance and promote their child’s ability to more independently complete age-appropriate tasks at home and school.

Your child will enjoy a consistent, daily schedule filled with fun, recreational and educational activities:

  • Academic learning centers
  • Sports and swimming
  • Arts and crafts
  • Computer lab

All activities are designed to develop and improve:

  • Effective social skills including listening, cooperating, and conflict resolution
  • Following classroom rules
  • Managing frustration
  • Teamwork and good sportsmanship
  • Develop problem-solving and social skills
  • Develop ability to follow instructions and complete tasks
  • Improve learning skills and academic performance
  • Improve self-esteem
  • Provide parent with tools to develop, reinforce and maintain positive changes

The STP is conducted Monday-Thursday 8:30 am to 4:00 pm and Friday 8:30 am to 3:00 pm. Additionally, a weekly 75-minute parents-only (with childcare for the child in the program) provides behavioral strategies and training for parents to implement at home and school.

Dates: Monday-Friday from June 8th-July 24th

*Free morning and afternoon bus transportation is available between our Medical Office Building (3430 Burnet Avenue, Cincinnati, OH)

  • Email adhdstp@cchmc.org or call 513-803-7708 to start the application process.
  • Parents complete an eligibility packet including rating scales for their child’s teacher which is reviewed by the STP director to determine eligibility and appropriateness for the program.
  • Parent information sessions are offered multiple afternoon/evenings each month at the Center for ADHD through the end of May. Overview of the purpose of the STP and detailed information regarding the interventions and program are reviewed during the sessions.
  • Parents can register for a parent night by contacting the STP at adhdstp@cchmc.org or by phone at 513-803-7708.
  • Availability is limited to the STP to ensure your child receives the individualized care and attention they deserve.
  • Currently, this program is not approved for health insurance coverage as a mental health expense.
  • Health Saving/Flexible Spending Accounts may be eligible to be used.
  • A payment plan is available
  • Annual tuition: $4,500.00
  • We do our best to make the program fun like summer camp, but it is intense treatment and a lot of support to go with it. The cost includes direct clinical intervention for more than 7 hours each day, plus enrollment in a weekly parent group and booster sessions throughout the rest of the year to help families maintain gains made over the summer. We have a two to one child-to-staff ratio and two onsite licensed clinical psychologists.

Contact Us

If you are interested in participating please contact ADHDSTP@cchmc.org or call at 513-803-7708.

Parent Testimonials

2021 Counselor Positions

Thank you for your interest in becoming a counselor for Cincinnati Children’s Summer Treatment Program. Applications will be posted in January 2021.