My Visit to the Attention Center

I’m a very collaborative person. I enjoying working with and learning from others both personally and professionally. When I was invited to an open house at the Attention Center outside of Cleveland, it was an exciting opportunity. It’s a new full-service treatment center for ADD and ADHD. One of the pioneers of ADHD treatment and understanding Dr. Edward Hallowell is an advisor to the center and was in attendance as well.

I had the chance to talk with so many wonderful people. The general sense from everyone in attendance was relief and hope. The Attention Center offers support through a variety of channels including dietary, acupuncture, speech, social/emotional and educationally. Each client is given a treatment plan based on his or her needs. It’s not a one-size-fits-all treatment plan that is way too often employed; this is an opportunity for individualized care. It is something we’ve needed in the treatment of ADD and ADHD for far too long.

I want to thank the Zipon family for both their invitation and initiative with the center.  They’re paving the way for better and more comprehensive treatments. Hopefully this model will be coming to a city close to you soon.

I can be found on Twitter at ADHDEFCoach. You can also find me on FacebookDigg and Tumblr. For more information on my work, check out www.carrolledu.com and www.iepexperts.com. Feel free to email me at jonathan@adhdefcoach.com if you have any additional questions. I’ve decided to start a support group for successful professionals with ADD and ADHD that live on Chicago’s North Shore. It will meet monthly on Fridays. For more details, please check out this link.

Comments

  1. This model already exists in Chicago! At Cognitive Solutions Learning Center we have taken a very similar approach for the past 12 years, and have helped hundreds of those diagnosed with ADD/ADHD get the true help they need.

    In our center, we use a combination of diet, supplementation, executive functions training, neuro-feedback, and therapy to address the underlying biological bases of attention disorders and resulting challenges. Our goal is to make lasting changes to brain function, not the temporary changes seen with medication usage.

    It is nice to see that others out there are finally reading and following the plethora of research available for non-medicinal treatment of disorders of attention. Medication and therapy alone have been the standard treatment options for far too long!

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