The goals of the ADHD Service are:
- To provide state-of-the-art treatment for 5 to 12-year-old children with ADHD and their families.
- To conduct research studies that will further our knowledge about ADHD and the best ways to treat it.
The ADHD Service offers behavior modification treatments that have been shown through research to be effective for ADHD. These treatments include individual and group parent training and school consultation. Parent training is used to teach parents how to structure the home environment in a way that helps children with ADHD to function better. Once learned, parents can use their skills on a continuing basis to help their child. If your child’s teacher agrees to work with us, school consultation can be provided to assist teachers in structuring the school environment in a way that helps the child behave and perform better at school. This includes helping your child’s teacher to set up and monitor simple behavior programs to increase the child’s motivation and performance at school. The ADHD Service is coordinated by Betsy Hoza, Ph.D., a Professor of Psychology at the University of Vermont (departmental profile page) and a nationally-recognized expert on ADHD.