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Grant #: R01 HD060617PI: Leanne Tamm, PhDCollaborators: Jeff Epstein, PhD; Aaron Vaughn, PhD; Julia Anixt, MD; Nicholas Newman, M.D., Richard Loren, Ph.D., Carolyn Denton, PhD (University of Houston); Jack Fletcher, PhD (University of Houston); Chris Schatscheider, PhD (Florida State University)
The objective of this randomized clinical trial is to address the relative effectiveness of three distinct treatment strategies for children with comorbid ADHD and reading difficulties (RD). Despite the commonly observed overlap of ADHD and RD, little research has been conducted to determine whether established disorder-specific interventions, alone or in combination, are effective for addressing the needs of children with these co-occurring difficulties.
A sample of 216 elementary school children with ADHD and RD will be recruited across two sites and randomly assigned to one of three groups:
Pre- and post-intervention measures will be used to evaluate a variety of behavioral and academic outcomes including ADHD symptomatology and word reading abilities. We address three specific aims:
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