The purpose of this study is to develop and implement a treatment that focuses on behaviors
to reduce symptom severity and functional impairment in patients with Attention Deficit
Hyperactivity Disorder, Predominantly Inattentive Type (ADHD-I). The long-term goal of this
study is to apply the treatment to larger-scale trials to determine its effectiveness and
ADHD-I is a highly prevalent and serious childhood disorder that affects academic and social
development. The symptoms of ADHD-I differ from those of the well-studied ADHD Combined
Type. Unfortunately, studies of psychosocial interventions for ADHD-I are currently
unavailable. Effective treatments for ADHD-I are still needed.
Participants are randomly assigned to receive either a behavioral intervention or treatment
as usual for 10 to 12 weeks. The behavioral intervention includes parent and child skill
development groups, family meetings, and consultation with the child's teacher to address
attention problems and areas of impairment at home and school. Parent and child interviews,
teacher and child ratings, and psychoeducational testing are used to assess participants.
Participants are assessed post-treatment and at a 2-month follow-up visit.
- ADHD, Predominantly Inattentive Type
- Public or private school attendance
- English speaking