How do social skills training groups help children with ADHD?

Douglas E. Severance, MD
Family Medicine
When kids with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) participate in social skills training groups, they learn valuable ways to have better interpersonal relations. The training groups concentrate on teaching behaviors that help kids with ADHD get along better with their peers and their family. This is usually done by teaching kids basic social skills, such as listening to others, and helping them avoid undesirable behavior, such as fighting or not sharing.

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