I am Elaine Lerner, MSW, CSW. I received my Masters Degree in Social Work from Fordham University. I have over 25 years of experience working with children in the school system and in my family practice. My experience extends from working on school based assessment and evaluation teams to managing and designing 504 Plans, school accommodations and participating in individual educational planning meetings.
My specialty is ADHD. I help parents of children with ADHD and Oppositional Defiant Disorder to develop parent management skills to give their children a better chance at success at home, at school and in social settings.
I have been trained in the Russell A. Barkley, PHD behavioral management approach. Dr. Barkley is an internationally renowned expert and author of numerous books on this subject. I also have extensive knowledge in ADHD and what stands behind the actions.
I conduct ADHD Parenting workshops in small personal groups in Garden City and Melville Long Island. I also conduct a series of personal online Web Trainings to meet the needs of parents at a distance.I know I can teach you the tools to change your child’s behavior. Classes are forming now. They fill up quickly. LEARN MORE
I also specialize in ADHD Couples & Relationships. ADHD can have a devastating effect on relationships and lead to disappointment and frustration. You need to set realistic expectations of what can be accomplished and when it can realistically be accomplished. I teach couples the tools they need to communicate effectively, building a loving and trusting relationship and have systems in place for success. Call me today to learn more or schedule an appointment. I also offer a Complimentary Introduction to ADHD Couple & Relationship Tele-Meetings. Learn more…
I am very happy to announce a new exciting addition to my workshops: Grandparent Training Program. Raising an ADHD child is a family affair and everyone must have the right resources at their command to be effective. Grandparents often have the time and desire to be of help to struggling parents. Often times, grandparents are involved in the daily care of their grandchildren and face the same challenges parents do. With proper understanding and training, grandparents can be a wonderful asset to their children and grandchildren. My new Grandparent Training Program is designed to create a win-win opportunity for the entire family.
FREE 30 Minute Personal Session
To discuss your ADD/ADHD questions, needs, wants and desires. Please call me at (516) 487-0636 for a FREE 30 minute telephone conversation or arrange to meet with me personally in my office. This offers an opportunity for a brief introduction and assessment of your needs on a personal level.