Children's Mercy Expanding Summer Camp For Children With ADHD
Children's Mercy Hospital is expanding a camp designed for kids with ADHD for the summer of 2014.
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.
- Dr. Trista Perez Crawford, Child Psychologist and Co-Director of the summer treatment program