Can teaching a comprehensive intervention plan that targets the child’s behavior at home and school, academic performance, and parent-child and family-school relationships to children with Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) improve their academic, home, and social performance? An extensive amount of research has demonstrated the effectiveness of psychosocial interventions for children with ADHD. Historically, the research has focused on interventions targeting problems in the home or school setting, but more recent research has highlighted the importance of family-school partnerships and conjoint approaches to intervention involving family and school. Effective approaches to psychosocial intervention consist of strategies to address performance deficits, promote adaptive behavior, and improve children’s self-control, academic, and social skills.

Strand: A, Topic: 9, Level: III

Mary Christensen and Quirina Valencia, Brandman University.