Cleveland Clinic Children's Outcomes
ADHD Center for Evaluation and Treatment (ACET)
Executive Function Skills Training for Teenagers with ADHD
Cleveland Clinic Children's Hospital for Rehabilitation offers executive function and organizational skills training for teenagers age 13-19 years with attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). Groups meet for 90 minutes per week for 7 weeks, and sessions are facilitated by the ADHD Center for Evaluation and Treatment staff. Behavioral techniques and interventions are simultaneously taught to caregivers and parents. The most frequently targeted skills are time management, assignment tracking (e.g., using a planner), breaking down long-term assignments, and parent-teenager communication.
During 2018, 12 teens and their parents participated in a 7-week training session. Upon program completion, parents and teens were surveyed on their teen's improvement and overall satisfaction. In total, 12 parents and 11 teens submitted a survey at program completion and 100% of parents stated that they would recommend the program to others.
Parent Ratings: Skill Improvement for Teenagers with ADHD Ages 13-19 Years (N = 12)
Teen Ratings: Skill Improvement for Teenagers with ADHD 13-19 Years (N=11)