Center for Management of ADHD
At the Center for Management of ADHD, we provide diagnostic evaluations, therapy and medication for children who have — or are at risk for developing — attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD).
Your child will work with a team of healthcare professionals that may include clinical and school psychologists, child and adolescent psychiatrists, developmental and behavioral pediatric physicians and advanced practice nurses.
This team approach to care allows us to offer children 4 through 18 years of age a variety of services aimed at promoting health and wellbeing, including:
- Medication consultation and management
- Family behavior therapy
- Group parent training programs to provide education about ADHD and strategies to promote child’s success at home and school
ADHD evaluation services
Every child who comes to the Center for Management of ADHD at Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia receives an initial evaluation. The goals of this evaluation are to develop an understanding of your child’s strengths and challenges and to determine their primary treatment needs. This evaluation will include a comprehensive assessment of attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) as well as a screening for other emotional, behavioral and medical conditions. Learn more about your child’s ADHD evaluation.
ADHD treatment services
The clinicians at CHOP’s Center for Management of ADHD have years of experience assessing and providing ongoing, comprehensive treatment for children and adolescents with ADHD, including behavioral therapy, parent education and support, and medication management. Our experts also work with parents and teachers to help them better understand the condition and develop strategies for interacting with children with ADHD most effectively. Learn more about our ADHD Treatment Services.
Our center is committed to continuing to learn about ADHD, developing more effective treatments for the disorder, and improving the care of children with ADHD. Current areas of research include:
- Assessing ADHD in children and teens
- Developing and evaluating family and school interventions for children with ADHD or who are at risk of developing the condition
- Developing strategies to manage ADHD in primary care practices
- Factors contributing to driving risks for children with ADHD
- Understanding the neurobiology of ADHD