ADHD Center for Evaluation and Treatment (ACET)

Skills Training

Cleveland Clinic Children’s Hospital for Rehabilitation offers executive function and organizational skills training for teenagers ages 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 and 2019 combined, 21 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, 19 parents and 17 teens submitted a survey at program completion, and 100% of parents stated that they would recommend the program to others.

Cleveland Clinic Children’s ADHD Center for Evaluation and Treatment offers Summer Treatment Programs for children ages 6–12 years, adolescents ages 13-14 years, and young adults ages 15-18 years with attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). The 7-week program is an intensive behavioral intervention that improves specific target behaviors associated with ADHD. In 2019, 42 children and 12 adolescents participated in the summer program. Upon program completion, parents are surveyed regarding their overall satisfaction with behavioral and skill improvements. In total, 33 parents submitted a survey at program completion in 2019; results showed a 90.9% satisfaction rate.

Teen Ratings: Skill Improvement for Teenagers with ADHD 13-19 Years (N=17)

2018 - 2019

Parent Ratings: Skill Improvement for Teenagers with ADHD Ages 13-19 Years (N = 19)

2018 - 2019

Parent Ratings: Skill Improvement for Children with ADHD Ages 6-14 Years (N = 51)

2019