Program Mission

CEMAD was created to provide a multidisciplinary (psychologists, educators, counselors and medical professionals) center for evaluating, diagnosing, treating and providing ongoing support for children, adolescents and adults with attention deficit disorder with or without hyperactivity.  The uniqueness of CEMAD is the staff of experienced professionals who work in the community, and are aware of the local resources needed for comprehensive management of persons with attentional disorders.


An initial screening evaluation is done by our medical director.  In addition to a hearing and vision screening, a neurological exam is performed.  When necessary, a thorough psycho educational evaluation is done by our psychologist.  A team meeting with evaluators is scheduled to discuss findings and recommendations.  Meetings with our counselor are scheduled to assist in implementing team recommendations.

Follow Up

Ongoing support such as school visits, phone contacts with teachers and other professionals is provided on an as needed basis.  If medical intervention is necessary our team will make suggestions to your primary care provider.

Professional Team

Linda J. Schuerholz, Ed.D

Dr. Schuerholz is a licensed psychologist who received her Doctorate from The Johns Hopkins University (communication disorders and learning disabilities).  She has expertise in developmental disorders, cognitive functions, and learning problems across the life span.  She has a background in research at the Kennedy Krieger Institute that involved children and adults having learning disabilities, attention problems and mild neurological difficulties. For over 20 years she has taught in the Graduate Division of Education at The Johns Hopkins University, and has published articles in respected professional publications.  Dr. Schuerholz has experience working with families and teachers to help understand and intervene with problems affecting daily functioning. Presently, Dr. Schuerholz is employed as a school psychologist for Caroline County and is a Faculty Associate at The Johns Hopkins University.

Cynthia Cramer, MS, NCC, LCPC

Mrs. Cramer, a Licensed Professional Counselor, obtained a Bachelor's degree from the University of Maryland in elementary education and special education.  She received her Master's degree in guidance and counseling from The Johns Hopkins University.  Mrs. Cramer has worked professionally as a special educator, an educator in a regular education setting, and as a counselor. For over twenty years she has worked cooperatively with students, parents, and school personnel to find creative solutions to educational and behavioral challenges.  Mrs. Cramer has also worked in private practice as a counselor for youth, adults, and families.  Currently, Mrs. Cramer is employed as a counselor with Anne Arundel County Public Schools.


Andre Gvozden, MD, FAAP

Dr. Gvozden has 20 years of experience treating children with attention disorders in his private practice. He is currently on staff at Anne Arundel Medical Center and Johns Hopkins Hospital and is an associate professor of pediatrics at University of Maryland.  Dr. Gvozden is a board certified pediatrician and a fellow of the American Academy of Pediatrics.


Our center currently does not participate with any insurance companies. Payment is expected at the time of service, although assistance can be provided to help file claims with the insurance companies.


More Information

Please call us to find out more information or to make an appointment.


8601 Veterans Highway, Suite 200

Millersville,  Maryland  21108