The camp was modeled on the work of Bill Pelham who opened the first one in 1980. What makes these camps different is a focus on behavioral modification with an intense connection between the camp, the campers and the parents.
According to Dr. Trista Perez Crawford, the camp costs about $4,000 for the summer but offers the equivalent of what would be approximately six years of weekly hour long behavioral therapy.
Why have we seen so many children, teenagers, and adults diagnosed with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder?
Symptoms of ADHD include lack of attention, hyperactivity, and impulsive behavior. And for parents with teens, ADHD can be a troubling diagnosis on top of an already difficult period in a child's life. Many teens have trouble following through on instructions and don't seem to listen when spoken to directly, but it's important to know when a teen is just being a teen...or when their condition requires special attention.
In a world where multitasking and over-stimulation are seen as strengths, it's ironic but not surprising that 5 million American children suffer from attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, or ADHD. Lisa Loomer's play "Distracted" at the Unicorn Theatre follows a couple's search to get help for their troubled 8-year-old son.