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Children's Mercy To Offer Summer Treatment Program For Children With ADHD

Are you looking for something more than medication to help improve an ADHD child's behavior?

The Children's Mercy Summer Treatment Program (STP) 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 Children's Mercy STP is one of only a handful of summer day camps in the country dedicated to children with ADHD. Children ages six to 13 are eligible to participate in the program, with enrollment limited to those who meet certain criteria. Referrals can be made by school personnel, mental health professionals, physicians or parents. 

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 individual treatment plans are implemented by paraprofessionals under the supervision of experienced senior staff members. The time spent at Children's Mercy STP is equivalent to more than 330 hours of behavioral therapy, or six years of one-hour visits, once a week with a clinician. 

This summer, the Children's Mercy STP will run from 8 a.m.-5 p.m., June 2-July 25, at the Kansas City Christian School, Prairie Village Campus, 4801 West 79th St., in Prairie Village, Kan. 

For more information about the Children's Mercy STP for Children with ADHD, camp fees, and how to enroll, please call (913) 696-5748 or visit us online.

About Children's Mercy
Children's Mercy, located in Kansas City, Mo., is one of the nation's top pediatric medical centers. The 354-bed hospital provides care for children from birth through the age of 21, and has been ranked by U.S. News & World Report as one of "America's Best Children's Hospitals." For the third time in a row, Children's Mercy has achieved Magnet nursing designation, awarded to fewer than seven percent of all hospitals nationally, for excellence in quality care. Its faculty of 600 pediatricians and researchers across more than 40 subspecialties are actively involved in clinical care, pediatric research, and educating the next generation of pediatric subspecialists.