Thursday, July 26, 2012

Behavior Sets the Tone for This Summer Camp

[T]his program is not your typical camp. It is the Summer Treatment Program organized by the Center for Children and Families at the University, and the children attending this camp deal with behavior and/or attention disorders such as ADHD, oppositional defiance disorder and conduct disorder...The program uses evidence-based methods and behavior therapy. Evidence-based methods are procedures that have been tested repeatedly and proven to be effective. Behavior therapy uses positive reinforcement and consequences of actions to change behavior. William Pelham, director of CCF, started the program in 1980 at Florida State University and then at FIU three summers ago. more

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