OnTrac is a skills building group, of no more than 10 participants, where the emphasis is on using a collaborative approach to help build skills that are relevant to the lives of older children and adolescents with ADHD and the transitions they face
Following feedback, we have developed a programme especially aimed at the 11-13 age group, as well as continuing to offer our special programme for the 14 - 17 year group.
It involves teaching CBT techniques to improve behaviour in school and home settings, psychoeducation on ADHD, organising/planning/prioritizing, managing distractibility, reducing procrastination, improving communication skills and improving anger/frustration management.
The program not only helps to develop ADHD management skills, but also brings the participants together with others who are facing similar challenges.
The program will run 4 times a year, following the school terms. Depending on demand, either the tween or teen programme will be offered in a term.
The following conditions apply:
- Participants to this program need to be between the ages of 11 and 17, and have a diagnosis of ADHD.
- Participants need to be able to commit to 7 sessions of 2 hours each, to be held at ADHD WA in Nedlands on Wednesday evenings from 17:00 to 19:00 PM.
- Parent involvement is required, however, the child is the main collaborator, allowing for increased independence and opportunities to build confidence in their own abilities.
- In order to benefit from Medicare's rebateable services, participants need to have a referral from their Paediatrician, Psychiatrist or a Mental Health Plan (MHP) from the GP ( Group Therapy item no 80120).
The program will be offered under Medicare’s Better Access Initiative, namely Group Therapy, Item 80120. Group size will be no bigger than 10, with minimum of 7.
Total cost is $620 with a possible Medicare rebate of $129.90.
To find out more about the program for tweens, please click here!
To find out more about the program for teens, please click here!