William E. Pelham, Jr., a leading authority on child behavior disorders, is bringing his groundbreaking Summer Treatment Program for ADHD to South Florida.
The Summer Treatment Program is an intensive eight-week program that focuses on helping children with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) improve their problem-solving skills, academic skills, sports skills and peer relationships. Structured intensive treatments are conducted in classroom and recreational activities. Weekly training sessions also are provided for the participants’ parents, teaching them how to cope with their child’s behavior and assist them in their child’s progress. The program, which runs June 16 through August 11, is open to children ages 5 to 15 that have been diagnosed with ADHD and other behavior-related disorders.
“The goal is to make every minute of every day count,” Pelham said. “We use evidence-based treatment methods that engage the children in meaningful, yet fun ways. The kids love it, which means the parents do too.”
More than 100 studies have been conducted in the Summer Treatment Program to demonstrate its success. In one survey, 99 percent of the parents said they would recommend the program to other parents, and 96 percent said their child improved and enjoyed the program. The Summer Treatment Program has been named a model program by the American Psychological Association for service delivery in child and family mental health and a model program for ADHD by CHADD, the national parent advocacy group for ADHD. It has been replicated at many sites throughout the world, with positive results across all settings.
Prior to coming to FIU, Pelham was a SUNY Distinguished Professor and director of the Center for Children and Families at State University of New York at Buffalo. Throughout the years, Pelham has published nearly 300 professional papers on many aspects of ADHD, with most of his work focused on psychosocial, pharmacological and combined treatments in school, home and peer settings. He has been a principal or co-principal investigator on multiple clinical trials and research grants from federal agencies such as the National Institute of Mental Health, National Institute on Drug Abuse, National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism and the Institute of Education Sciences.
For information about the Summer Treatment Program, including enrollment and fees, click here.