Durham Child Psychologist

ADHD Group for Children


This group offers education and self-management strategies to help elementary aged children with ADHD symptoms. The group is designed for children diagnosed with ADHD. Strategies are taught using cognitive behavioral strategies.


Twelve weekly sessions on Tuesdays 5:15-6:15pm.

Groups are ongoing; please inquire about the next start date.  Groups may be billed to insurance. Clients may be responsible for a copayment.


  • Education about Attentional Problems
  • Relaxation Skills Training
  • Self-Instructional Training
  • Focusing Skills Training
  • Reducing Distractions
  • Identifying Goals
  • Problem Identification
  • Choosing Solutions
  • Staying on Track
  • Self-Monitoring
  • Self Management Skills

Why are groups effective with children?

Groups enable children to form bonds with peers in a structured environment that enables them to discuss feelings and ideas openly, with reduced risk of inappropriate negative interactions (e.g., teasing, ridicule).

Groups enable children to understand that their concerns are not unique to them and that there is not “something wrong with them.” Group discussions may assist children in discussing and coming to appreciate that others share their problems, challenges, and worries.

Through the use of developmentally appropriate structured activities, children are often able to articulate personal feelings and interpersonal feedback to their peers that they would have difficulty verbalizing to adults. Often, children accept more readily constructive feedback from peers than from adults.

Finally, groups enable therapists to reach more children more quickly and at a lower cost to families relative to individual counseling.

Call Heather Norman-Scott, PhD to schedule an initial screening at 919-228-9227.