Intervention for Adolescents With ADHD: Academic and Social Functioning Effects

This session is from the NASP 2021 Annual Convention

  • 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.


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.



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


Kristen L. Kipperman


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