Intervention for Adolescents With ADHD: Academic and Social Functioning Effects (OS164)

  • PMD: 3,4
  • Skill Level: Intermediate

Learner Objectives

This session will help participants…

  1. understand effective school-based strategies to promote academic success of high school students with ADHD.
  2. understand effective school-based strategies to promote positive interpersonal functioning of high school students with ADHD.
  3. identify ways to feasibly implement a multicomponent training intervention for high school students with ADHD.

Description

Adolescents with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) frequently experience significant academic and social impairment. We present findings from a randomized trial of the Challenging Horizons Program in high school students with ADHD (N = 186). Significant improvements in organization skills, homework performance, social skills, and inattention symptoms were found along with a less steep decline in report card grades relative to controls. Implications for delivery of feasible, effective school-based intervention for students with ADHD will be discussed.

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Presenter(s)

George J. DuPaul, Lehigh University
Steven W. Evans, Ohio University
Julie S. Owens, Ohio University
Courtney Cleminshaw, Lehigh University

Contributor(s)

Kristen L. Kipperman

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