Minorities have minimal access to effective ADHD treatments

Camp Academia, INC.’s recent obtainment of SES Provider status is of significant importance to under-served populations.  The majority of students students eligible for Camp Academia, INC.’s SES belong to minority groups. Michigan State University research suggests that “several barriers prevent minority children with ADHD from receiving the most effective treatments,” primarily because there is a lack of “culturally competent health-care providers, financial hurdles and little dissemination of information about treatments that work.”

According to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention, 4.5 million children in the United States have been diagnosed with ADHD, “making it one of the most common childhood disorders” (Science Daily).  ADHD is “characterized by impulsive behavior and inattentiveness, [and] often lasts into adulthood” (Science Daily).  For this reason, it is important to provide early intervention to students struggling with ADHD or other learning disabilities.

Camp Academia, INC.’s services to under-served populations are an incredible resource, particularly to those children that might have ADHD or any other type of learning disability.  Research by Michigan State University suggests that medication alone does not do enough to lessen ADHD symptoms; medication works to an extent, but cognitive therapy teaches children skills to cope with their symptoms.  Brainjogging, by toning students’ brains and helping them learn to narrow their focus, targets several areas that medication alone will not relieve for students with learning disabilities.  Brainjogging is the answer!  Through Camp Academia, INC.’s Brainjogging program, students on free and reduced lunch at Brewer, Forrest Road and Fox elementary schools; and Baker, Eddy and Marshall middle schools, have access to FREE cognitive therapy treatment that has been proven to reduce the manifestation of ADHD and other learning disability symptoms.

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