For Parents of Children with ADHD:
An 8-Week Program facilitated by Kristen M Ohlenforst, PhD
Research has shown parent consultation to be an effective intervention for childhood Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD). This 8-week group treatment offers empirically-supported strategies aimed at rewarding and increasing the frequency of your child’s adaptive behaviors, while reducing the frequency of problematic behaviors. Over the course of 8 weeks, the group will cover the following topics and behavioral modification strategies:
Session 1: Pay Attention to Me!
Attending to and reinforcing your child’s adaptive behavior
Session 2: Why Does He/She Do That??
Using Functional Behavioral Assessment (FBA)
to analyze and modify your child’s behavior;
Responding with choice-giving and limit-setting
Session 3: Token Economies and Star Charts
Using positive reinforcement strategies to enhance behavior
Session 4: More Tokens, More Stars
Refining reinforcement strategies to optimize efficacy
Session 5: Strategies for School and Homework
Utilizing accommodations in the classroom and at home to boost learning
Session 6: House Rules & Time Out
The importance of established expectations and consistent consequences
Session 7: Consequences, Continued
What to do when Time Out isn’t right (or doesn’t work!)
Session 8: The “Parenting Playbook”
Developing and refining your consistent “playbook” of parenting strategies
This group is for parents only (children may not attend) and will meet once-weekly from 12:00-1:15pm on 8 consecutive Thursdays, starting 2/20/20. Based on group members’ wishes, we may break for Spring Break.
Reserve a Seat
We thoughtfully aim to group together parents of children with similar ages, presenting concerns, and goals, in order to provide the most suitable strategies and tools. Your first step in reserving a seat is to complete our ADHD Group Questionnaire, which you can do by phone (call our office at 214-755-6119), or by downloading and submitting through fax/email. After submission, we will review your information and reach out to confirm whether we were able to match your family with a group and reserve your seat.
Space is limited, so contact us soon for availability and pricing information. We look forward to speaking with you!