Social Impairment & ADHD
The Mediators of Social Impairment Among Children with ADHD study is a research project funded by the Institute of Educational Sciences (IES). The purpose of this project is to better understand the mechanisms that contribute to impaired social skills in children with ADHD. The project will also work to clarify the nature of the relationship between cognitive processes and social and academic functioning for children with ADHD. This work can then be used to help researchers better develop effective interventions for social skills deficits in children with ADHD.
This is a multi-site study with colleagues at the University of South Carolina (K. Flory & L. Van Horn) and University of Kentucky (R. Milich & B. Lorch). At OU and USC we will recruit a combined sample of 240 children between the ages of 8 and 10 with and without ADHD for individual and group evaluations.