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Heather A. Ciesielski, PhD


  • Pediatric Psychologist, Clinical, Behavioral Medicine & Clinical Psychology
  • Center for ADHD
  • Assistant Professor, UC Department of Pediatrics
My approach to helping parents and children is investigative. I work to find the accurate diagnosis and provide parents with specific options for treatment that are effective at home and at school.

About

Biography

I’m a clinical psychologist with a special interest in attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, or ADHD. I offer ADHD evaluations and evidence-based group treatments, and I co-direct the ADHD Summer Treatment Program.

I knew early in life that I wanted to help others and to work with children. During graduate school, I became interested in assisting parents in managing their child’s difficult behaviors.

My approach to helping parents and children is investigative. I work to find the accurate diagnosis and provide parents with specific options for treatment that are effective at home and at school. Though I see children of all ages, I specialize in evaluating and diagnosing preschool children.

In addition to seeing patients, I also conduct research that evaluates treatments for children with ADHD and their families. I hope to adapt current evidence-based treatments for use in preschool and young children.

Outside the hospital, I like to be active and work out regularly, and I am a co-leader for the fitness group Project Cincy. I also enjoy time with my pets, fostering for Ohio Alleycat Resource, traveling, knitting and reading.

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Publications

Unique Associations Between Specific Attention-Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder Symptoms and Related Functional Impairments. Zoromski, AK; Epstein, JN; Ciesielski, HA. Journal of Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics. 2021; 42:343-354.

Achieving Independence and Mastery in School: An Open Trial in the Outpatient Setting. Tamm, L; Zoromski, AK; Kneeskern, EE; Patel, M; Lacey, HM; Vaughn, AJ; Ciesielski, HA; Weadick, HK; Duncan, AW. Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders. 2021; 51:1705-1718.

The Association of Executive Functioning With Academic, Behavior, and Social Performance Ratings in Children With ADHD. Tamm, L; Loren, RE A; Peugh, J; Ciesielski, HA. Journal of Learning Disabilities. 2021; 54:124-138.

Effectiveness of behavioral parent training in the outpatient setting for preschoolers at risk for ADHD. Risley, S; Ciesielski, HA; Loren, RE A; Peugh, J; Tamm, L. Journal de Therapie Comportementale et Cognitive. 2020; 30:291-300.

Behavioral Parent Training for ADHD Reduces Situational Severity of Child Noncompliance and Related Parental Stress. Ciesielski, HA; Loren, RE A; Tamm, L. Journal of Attention Disorders. 2020; 24:758-767.

Academic Skills Groups for Middle School Children With ADHD in the Outpatient Mental Health Setting: An Open Trial. Ciesielski, HA; Tamm, L; Vaughn, AJ; Cyran, JE M; Epstein, JN. Journal of Attention Disorders. 2019; 23:409-417.

Behavioral Parent Training Groups for ADHD in Clinical Settings: Does Offering a Concurrent Child Group Add Value?. Loren, RE A; Ciesielski, HA; Tamm, L. Clinical Practice in Pediatric Psychology. 2017; 5:221-231.

Does Sluggish Cognitive Tempo Fit Within a Bi-Factor Model of ADHD?. Garner, AA; Peugh, J; Becker, SP; Kingery, KM; Tamm, L; Vaughn, AJ; Ciesielski, H; Simon, JO; Loren, RE A; Epstein, JN. Journal of Attention Disorders. 2017; 21:642-654.

From the Blog


5 Tips for Talking to Teachers About ADHD
BlogChild Development and Behavior

5 Tips for Talking to Teachers About ADHD

By Heather Ciesielski, PhD8/19/2019

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