ADHD & Learning Differences Program
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Searching for the Best Solutions
Our specialists are engaged in research in our community and local schools, uncovering innovative ways to improve well-being for children with ADHD and learning differences – and our studies need participants.
The ADHD & Learning Differences Program at Children’s National Hospital is a specialized program dedicated to providing high quality services for children, adolescents and families, engaging in innovative interdisciplinary research and training, and working with school partners and community-based organizations to improve care for youth with attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) and learning differences.
We improve the lives of children, adolescents and families struggling with ADHD and learning challenges by:
- Providing comprehensive, personalized assessment and treatment for ADHD, learning and behavior challenges
- Advancing our knowledge and developing more effective assessment and treatment services for children, families and schools working with ADHD and learning differences
- Sharing knowledge with students, families and professionals in education, mental health and primary care, as well as the community
Choosing Children’s National for ADHD Care
The ADHD & Learning Differences team in collaboration with the HALP Clinic, provides a comprehensive range of programs and services in Washington, D.C., Maryland and Virginia. We provide evidence-based diagnostic evaluations and treatment services for children and adolescents who have – or are at risk for – developing ADHD, learning challenges and/or behavioral concerns. Families and schools can also access the latest advances in treatment for ADHD and learning differences by participating in one of the ongoing research programs.
In partnership with local schools, we are passionate about co-creating novel solutions to improve care and school experiences for students, educators and families working with ADHD and learning differences. We also often provide training, professional development and workshops to educators, school mental health providers and parents.
We collaborate with other programs at Children's National, including Psychology and Behavioral Health, Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, Neurodevelopmental Pediatrics and Neuropsychology.
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Advancing Academic and Organizational Tools for Teens
Our current projects are exploring ways to optimize services for students' attention and organization.
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Helping Active Kids Thrive
Our program improves the lives of children with attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) and learning differences through personalized assessment and treatment.
Defining Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)
This neurodevelopmental disorder makes it difficult to pay attention, keep still and think before acting. ADHD is the most common mental health problem of childhood, affecting 5% to 9% of children.
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Resources for Schools and Community Partners
Educators, schools and community partners play a vital role in collaborating with the ADHD & Learning Differences Program to ensure that children in our care reach their fullest potential.
Future-Focused Education for Providers Caring for Children with ADHD and Learning Differences
We are training the next generation of ADHD specialists at Children's National. Our fellowship program provides in-depth experience and education to ensure you become exceptional leaders and researchers within the field of pediatric ADHD and learning differences.
For questions about our intake process or to schedule an appointment, call 202-729-3300. If your child is a new patient, please fill out our intake packet before your visit.
If you are interested in participating in one of our research projects in the ADHD and Learning Differences Program, call 202-476-7086 or email us.
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Enroll in the Treating Parents with ADHD and their Children Study
If you are a caregiver with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) and your child has ADHD symptoms, you may be eligible for this research study. Learn more about potential benefits of this study.
ADHD & Learning Differences Program Team
Director, ADHD & Learning Differences Program
Director, Training in Professional Psychology
Division Chief, Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences
Clinical Research Coordinator