More than Medication
Are you looking for something more than medication to help
improve an ADHD child's behavior? The Children's Mercy Summer
Treatment Program (STP) for ADHD offers an award-winning comprehensive
treatment program for children's behavioral, emotional and learning
problems. Designed for children with Attention Deficit
Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) and related problems, this program
incorporates a set of evidence-based treatments into an eight-week
therapeutic summer day camp.
The original Summer Treatment Program for ADHD has a proven track record
of results for thousands of children and families. The Children's
Mercy Summer Treatment Program runs from early June through July,
weekdays from 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Summer Treatment Program
The program provides treatment tailored to each child's behavioral,
emotional, and learning difficulties. In the context of a camp-like
setting with a broad treatment focus, both group and individually
designed treatment plans are implemented by paraprofessionals under
the supervision of experienced senior staff members.
Children are placed in groups of similar ages. Each group is supervised by five clinical staff members. These groups stay together
throughout the day so that children receive intensive experience in
functioning as a group and in making friends. Each group spends two
hours daily in classrooms conducted by special educators. These
specialists carry out behavior modification programs designed to
treat children's problems in a classroom context. Individualized
instruction is also provided. The remainder of each day consists of
recreational group activities. During these periods, which include
age-appropriate sports and activities, an integrated variety of
treatment components are implemented.
Children ages 6 to 12 are eligible to participate in the program,
with enrollment limited to those who meet certain criteria. Our
program staff will perform an initial screening and psychological
testing to determine a child's eligibility, but recent testing from
other sources may be acceptable in some cases. Typically, we
evaluate children with ADHD, Oppositional Defiant Disorders, learning problems, or children with mixed behavior and learning
problems. Referrals can be made by school personnel, mental health
professionals, physicians or parents.
Fees for the STP are established in recognition of the cost of
offering such a service. Typically, parents are responsible for the
cost of the STP. The fees for the 2014 Children's Mercy STP are
$4,000; payment is required to hold your child's place in the STP. During the application and
screening process, each parent has the opportunity to meet with a
representative from the Children's Mercy STP, who can answer
questions concerning STP fees.
How to apply
During the summer of 2014, the Children's Mercy Summer Treatment
Program will run from June 2 through July 25 at the Kansas City
Christian School - Prairie Village Campus, in Prairie Village, Kansas. The
day begins at 8 a.m. and ends at 5 p.m.
For more information or to initiate the application and
screening process, interested parents or professionals should
call:Children's Mercy Hospitals and Clinics (913) 696-5748
For additional information regarding the original STP, please
visit their website at: http://casgroup.fiu.edu/CCF/index.php.
Enrollment is limited, and parents are encouraged to apply as
early as possible.
Download the Children's Mercy STP Brochure