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Stephen P. Becker, PhD


  • Pediatric Psychologist, Director of Research, Division of Behavioral Medicine & Clinical Psychology
  • Center for ADHD
  • Associate Professor, UC Department of Pediatrics

About

Biography

Stephen P. Becker, PhD, is an associate professor of pediatrics in the Division of Behavioral Medicine and Clinical Psychology's Center for ADHD at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center within the University of Cincinnati Department of Pediatrics. Dr. Becker completed his graduate training in clinical psychology at Miami University and his pre-doctoral psychology internship at Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center.

Dr. Becker's research focuses on the social and academic impairments of children and adolescents with ADHD, with a particular interest in how co-occurring difficulties such as sluggish cognitive tempo (SCT) symptoms, sleep problems, and anxiety/depression impact the functioning of youth with ADHD. He is also interested in school-based interventions for treating ADHD and related difficulties.

Dr. Becker has authored or co-authored over 100 publications on ADHD and related topics and serves on the editorial/advisory boards of the Journal of Abnormal Child Psychology, Journal of Attention Disorders, Journal of Youth and Adolescence, Adolescent Research Review, and The ADHD Report.

Publications

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Systematic Review: Assessment of Sluggish Cognitive Tempo Over the Past Decade. Becker, SP. Journal of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry. 2021; 60:690-709.

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Field of daydreams? Integrating mind wandering in the study of sluggish cognitive tempo and ADHD. Becker, SP; Barkley, RA. Journal of child psychology and psychiatry advances. 2021; 1.

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Prospective Examination of Adolescent Sleep Patterns and Behaviors Before and During COVID-19. Becker, S; Dvorsky, M; Breaux, R; Cusick, C; Taylor, K; Langberg, J. 2021.

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Remote Learning During COVID-19: Examining School Practices, Service Continuation, and Difficulties for Adolescents With and Without Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder. Becker, SP; Breaux, R; Cusick, CN; Dvorsky, MR; Marsh, NP; Sciberras, E; Langberg, JM. Journal of Adolescent Health. 2020; 67:769-777.

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Sleep and daytime sleepiness in adolescents with and without ADHD: differences across ratings, daily diary, and actigraphy. Becker, SP; Langberg, JM; Eadeh, H; Isaacson, PA; Bourchtein, E. Journal of Child Psychology and Psychiatry and Allied Disciplines. 2019; 60:1021-1031.

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Advancing the study of sluggish cognitive tempo via DSM, RDoC, and hierarchical models of psychopathology. Becker, SP; Willcutt, EG. European Child and Adolescent Psychiatry. 2019; 28:603-613.

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Shortened Sleep Duration Causes Sleepiness, Inattention, and Oppositionality in Adolescents With Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder: Findings From a Crossover Sleep Restriction/Extension Study. Becker, SP; Epstein, JN; Tamm, L; Tilford, AA; Tischner, CM; Isaacson, PA; Simon, JO; Beebe, DW. Journal of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry. 2019; 58:433-442.

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Clinical differentiation of sluggish cognitive tempo and attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder in children. Servera, M; Saez, B; Burns, GL; Becker, SP. Journal of Abnormal Psychology and Social Psychology. 2018; 127:818-829.

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Differential impact of trait sluggish cognitive tempo and ADHD inattention in early childhood on adolescent functioning. Becker, SP; Burns, GL; Leopold, DR; Olson, RK; Willcutt, EG. Journal of Child Psychology and Psychiatry and Allied Disciplines. 2018; 59:1094-1104.

From the Blog


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Becker Named ‘Rising Star’ by Association for Child & Adolescent Mental Health

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Cincinnati Children’s Launches 6 COVID-19 Research Projects

Stephen P. Becker, PhD, Ming Tan, PhD ...5/26/2020