ADHD Specialist


Youth Home Providing Behavioral Health & Mental Health Treatment located in Cleveland, OH

If your child or teen suffers from attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), they may perform poorly in school, exhibit angry outbursts, or struggle to maintain friendships. The team at OCEC Foundation in Cleveland, Ohio, offers intensive and holistic in-patient behavioral health care for children and teens. Using a family-focused, personalized approach, the team provides outstanding care and ongoing support for patients with ADHD. Call the office or schedule a consultation online to learn more about ADHD treatment options.


What is ADHD?

Young people who exhibit behaviors such as impulsivity, inattention, and hyperactivity may struggle with attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder or ADHD. This neuropsychiatric condition causes difficulty in performing tasks that require focus and concentration, such as daily activities or schoolwork. 

Unaddressed ADHD can lead to poor school performance, trouble maintaining friendships, family problems, and other issues that can negatively impact your child’s emotional well-being. Teens and young adults with ADHD may struggle with unstable relationships, risky behavior, or lack of employment. ADHD frequently co-occurs with other mental health disorders, such as depression, anxiety, and substance abuse, and often lasts into adulthood.

How can I tell if my child has ADHD?

ADHD symptoms that occur in older children, adolescents, and young adults include:

  • Inability to focus attention 
  • Frequent interrupting
  • Difficulty prioritizing tasks
  • Poor organizational and time management skills
  • Procrastination
  • Mood swings
  • Impulsive behaviors
  • Difficulty sitting still
  • Excessive moving or talking

ADHD can lead to poor self-image, a lack of self-confidence, and an isolating sense of being different or lacking when compared to other people.

What causes ADHD?

The exact cause of ADHD isn’t fully understood. Risk factors for ADHD include:

  • Premature birth
  • Environmental toxin exposure
  • Maternal drug or alcohol use

Genetic factors may play a role in ADHD, as it tends to run in families.

How is ADHD treated?

The team at OCEC Foundation uses evidence-based techniques to address ADHD, including:

  • Cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT)
  • Individual therapy
  • Group therapy
  • Educational and social skills training
  • Medications

Each patient at OCEC Foundation follows an individualized treatment plan; children and adolescents in residence at OCEC Foundation receive care 24/7 to ensure there are no gaps in ADHD services. 

All patients at OCEC Foundation benefit from holistic care that includes nutritional support and mindfulness coaching. The team also works closely with parents and families, providing education about ADHD and training them in the tools they need to help their child or teen cope with the challenges of ADHD.

OCEC Foundation embraces diversity and welcomes children and adolescents of all economic backgrounds, cultural identities, and ethnicities, as well as LGBTQ+ individuals. 

If you think ADHD contributes to your child’s difficulties in school or inability to make friends, and you’d like to learn more about customized treatment options at OCEC Foundation, schedule a confidential consultation with a caring team member. Call the office today or request an appointment online.