Parenting Your ADHD Child: Group Therapy Program
Parenting Your ADHD Child is a six-session group therapy program for parents of children ages 4-12 years who have been diagnosed with attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD).
The group is facilitated by Janice Schreier, M.S.W., L.C.S.W. and Kelly Jakes, M.S.W., and utilizes Behavior Therapy and Behavioral Parent Training to help those with children who have ADHD be a more effective parent.
Behavior Therapy is an effective treatment for children with ADHD that can improve his or her behavior, self-control and self-esteem.
Behavioral Parent Training (BPT) is the recommended first-line of treatment for children diagnosed with ADHD. BPT teaches parents how to parent their children through positive parenting techniques. When used by parents, these techniques teach children to better control their own behavior, lead to improved functioning at school, home and in relationships.
When: 5 to 6:30 p.m. on Wednesdays.
Location: Grandview Conference Room, Lower Level of the La Crosse Clinic Building
Participants will be expected to attend all sessions. A one-on-one introduction will also be scheduled to discuss the group format and set goals.
Sessions topics include:
- Understanding ADHD
- 3 sessions will include teaching techniques and skills for parenting a child with ADHD.
Child psychiatrist Barry Irons, M.D., will be presenting during one of these sessions
- Learn how to work with the child's school and how to help ADHD kids with homework completion
- Good sleep hygiene
- ADHD and managing electronic device usage
There is a charge for this service. Check with your insurance carrier as group therapy costs are often a covered service.