A Western Mass speech and language private practice with a special interest in helping people, ages 3 through adult, with social communication challenges. Other areas of expertise include childhood speech and language disorders, reading and literacy difficulties, and helping adults with aphasia improve their ability to communicate. The Triumph Center for child, adolescent, and young adult counseling serves a wide range of children, adolescents, young adults and families. We provide services for families in Reading, Beverly and Lexington, as well as the greater North Shore and Boston areas of Massachusetts.
When the social skill areas in need of strengthening have been identified, obtaining a referral to a therapist or coach who understands how ADHD affects social skills is recommended (see Coaching). Medications are often helpful in the management of ADHD symptoms; in many cases, an effective dose of medication will give the adult with ADHD the boost in self-control and concentration necessary to utilize newly acquired social skills . ADHD Medication Treatment Stimulant and Non-Stimulant Drugs for Adult ADHD Medication Timing, Dosage, Monitoring, and Duration of Treatment Weighing the Risks and Benefits of Adult ADHD Medications Psychotherapy for ADHD Coaching/Supported Employment for Adult ADHD Social Skills Training for Adult ADHD Psycho-Education and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy .
Social Emotional Learning (SEL) Social emotional learning (SEL) is the process through which children and adults acquire and effectively apply the knowledge, attitudes, and skills necessary to understand and manage emotions, set and achieve positive goals, feel and show empathy for others, establish and maintain positive relationships, and make responsible decisions. Social skills groups with children with ADHD are only effective when they are used with parent and school interventions and rewards and consequences to reduce disruptive and negative behaviors. There are several models for working on peer relationships in the school setting that integrate several of the interventions listed above.
Sep 16, · Oppositional defiant disorder (ODD) is treatable. Therapy can help a person with ODD control their impulses and may reduce the risk of psychological and social issues.