Social Skills for ADHD
(A Five Week Social Skills Group for Kids)
Group Description: ADHD can be a superpower. Kids with ADHD keep things exciting. They’re brave. They know who they are. They are creative, enthusiastic, and fun. But, problems paying attention and/or having too much energy creates problems, socially. This group will teach kids how to “play the game in such a way that kids will ask them to play again.” This includes: how to take turns, how to notice when self’s behavior doesn’t fit the situation, and how to calm the body and mind. Learning this in a group format is super helpful. RESEARCH IS CLEAR; THE BEST INITIAL AND ONGOING TREATMENT FOR CHILDHOOD ADHD IS SOCIAL SKILLS TRAINING.
Goals: Increase self-awareness. Comprehend how the self affects other people. Cope with extra energy. Effectively communicate wants/needs. Show respect to others and self.
Is This Group For Your Child?: All genders welcome. Must be 8-11 years old. Must have ADHD symptoms or ADHD diagnosis. Must have current therapist or doctor at Plum Tree Psychology.
Sorry,, You Can’t Attend If: They have been psychiatrically hospitalized, expelled/suspended from school, or acted on suicidal or aggressive impulses in the past three months (since June 2023).
The information you provide is confidential and solely for preparation and screening purposes.