Children's Impulse Control Program

The Children’s Impulse Control Program is designed to help children with ADD, ADHD, Aspergers, and other conditions involving impulse control problems. Learning to stop and think is a good start, but effective control of impulses requires the acquisition of specific skills. The children’s impulse control program teaches seven specific skills that have been proven in the research literature to help impulsive children control their impulses, make good decisions, and avoid actions that are detrimental to themselves and others. The skills learned in the program are:


  • Accepting delayed gratification
  • Reading social cues
  • Understanding the benefits of impulse control
  • Developing positive internal speech
  • Improving problem solving skills
  • Understanding the consequences of impulsive actions
  • Improving the ability to stop a behavior

These skills will help children control their impulses, increase frustration tolerance, and maintain their future plans in the face of distraction.
Children’s Impulse Control Learning Objectives:


  1. Learn how to stop and evaluate the consequences of various courses of actions.
  2. Improve their ability to read social cues.
  3. Learn the benefits and rewards of controlling their impulses.
  4. Improve their ability to use positive internal speech (self-talk).
  5. Improve their ability to generate multiple solutions to problems.
  6. Practice and improve their performance on the seven skills listed above.
  7. Develop improved frustration tolerance.


  • eight 1 hour individual sessions
  • $380 plus tax
  • Not covered under insurance