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Summer Camp For Kids With AD/HD

8:13 AM, May 7, 2013   |    comments
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Greensboro, NC  -- Parents of kids with Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder have a new option for summer plans.

According to the camp's organizers, this is the first program of its kind in North Carolina. Noble Academy and the AD/HD Clinic at UNC Greensboro are hosting the summer camp for children with AD/HD. The age requirement is 7-13 years-old. It will be held at Noble Academy in Greensboro.

It will focus on their specific needs and work on several areas including self esteem, anger management, improving peer relationships, building skills in various areas, getting outside to play sports, and showing appropriate behavior, among others.

Arthur Anastopoulos, the camp's executive director and the director of the UNCG AD/HD Clinic, said, "As they gain greater control over their behavior,  they can perform better in the classroom and get along better with parents and siblings and other children."

He added, "We are targeting not just academic skill areas but family relationship areas and social skill areas so while some children with AD/HD might be doing ok in one or more of them, there's a very good chance they could benefit from this program in one of the other areas."

The camp runs June 17-August 2.

The camp will use a points system to reward kids for appropriate behavior. Anastopoulos said, "They earn points for basically good behavior and they lose points for misbehavior. At the end of the day they are able to cash in those points for special rewards that are done in collaboration with their parents at home."

There will be a weekly 90-minute session for parents to learn more about  AD/HD.

If you want to learn more abut the camp or are interested in signing up your child, call (336) 346-3192 ext. 304. You can visit the NC Summer Program For Kids website here.

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