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The Advocate Medical Group ADD Clinic was established in 1985 to help children with ADD (Attention Deficit Disorder with and without hyperactivity) and associated problems including Autism, Asperger Syndrome, and other developmental, learning, emotional, and/or behavioral problems. The Clinic's services have since been expanded to include treatment programs for young adults (up to age 20) with ADD/ADHD as well.
We are a multi-disciplinary educational program providing comprehensive care to achieve positive patient and parent outcomes. At the AMG ADD Clinic, we understand that each patient is unique. We design programs that enhance the patient's strengths and improve weaknesses. We strive to:
The objective of the ADD/ADHD Clinic is to help children and young adults reach their maximum potential. Children with developmental, learning, behavioral and/or emotional problems are often unable to experience success and have low self-esteem. By evaluating strengths and weaknesses, strategies can be devised to help the child succeed.
The diagnostic evaluation is the beginning of our treatment program. Parents are considered an active part of the diagnostic team and have extensive questionnaires to complete concerning their child's history prior to the first visit. Older children/young adults have their own questionnaires to complete. Questionnaires are also sent to the school, if applicable. An individualized treatment plan is created for each child that includes recommendations for the child, parents, and school.Initial evaluation:
A one-hour appointment is scheduled with our social worker. She will review the history and identify issues and concerns to be discussed with the physician. She educates parents/patients on strategies that can be used at home and school. For children 5-18, she will also perform a vision screen.
A hearing assessment and evaluation of the child's ability to attend to auditory presented material will be performed by our audiologist for children ages 7-18.A one-hour appointment is scheduled with a physician for a comprehensive evaluation and neurological screening, and a discussion of treatment options for ADD/ADHD and associated problems.Follow-up:
After the initial evaluation, patients will be scheduled for a 20 minute follow-up visit at 3 weeks, then every 1-2 months until stable. During these visits the patient's progress will be evaluated. Once improved and stable, patients will have follow-up visits every 3 months or sooner as needed.Cost:
Fees are based on an hourly charge for time spent with the patient. Insurance will usually cover some of the costs of the visits. Please check with your insurance company.
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