Attention Deficit-Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) is a treatable condition that affects about 5 percent of all children in the United States. Symptoms of ADHD usually appear by age 7 and are found in boys more often than girls. Associated with both the central nervous system and environmental factors, ADHD is characterized by one or more of the following core symptoms:
- Excessive activity
Some children may have ADHD without hyperactivity. In such cases, the condition is more difficult to detect because these children do not "act up" in class or at home. They may seem lethargic and fail to complete work, or they may show signs of confusion, forgetfulness and disorganization.
Children with ADHD do not intentionally choose to be the way they are. They are not lazy, unmotivated or "willful." Children with ADHD are biologically different. Often, it is hard for them to do what is expected of them; they'd rather do what is interesting to them.
Frequently Asked Questions
- »Does my child have ADHD?
- »Could it be something else?
- »Will my child outgrow it?
- »Is medication the only answer?
- » What can I do?
The ADHD Center for Evaluation and Treatment offers a variety of programs for children, families and instructors. These programs can be help ADHD children to form healthy habits and relationships. From medication to summer enrichment, ACET programs provide caregiving and instruction skills for living with ADHD.
- »Working with an ADHD Child: Effective Strategies for the Classroom
- »Medication Monitoring Program
- »Social Skills Training for Children & Adolescents with ADHD
Summer Treatment Program
Cleveland Clinic’s Summer Treatment Program for children with ADHD provides families with individually designed treatment plans that address their children’s behavioral, emotional and learning difficulties. The overall goal of the seven-week daytime treatment program is to help children and families manage ADHD symptoms throughout the year.
2013 Program Dates are Monday, June 17 - Friday, August 2.
Summer Treatment Program phone: 216.444.0075
Application Information Sheet - for participants
Staff Application - for staff
- »Award-winning Program
- »A Typical Day
- »Program Goals
- »Parent Training Groups
- »Medication Evaluation
- »Eligible Children
- »Program Evaluation and Investigation
- »Parent Testimonials
- »Scholarship Opportunities
Information & Appointments
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