Challenging Horizons Program
Initiative Description: Participants were randomly assigned to the intervention group (n=112) or the community care control group (n=104). The intervention group met 2 days/week for 2 hr 15 min at their respective schools for 1 school year. Interventions targeting academic and social impairment were primarily provided in small groups, although each participant had a primary counselor who met with them 1 to 1 every session to help set goals and track progress. The control group received services already indigenous to their schools and communities with some assistance in the form of resource lists prepared by the research team.
Study Results:The intervention group exhibited medium to large benefits in organization skills, disruptive behaviors, homework performance, and grades relative to the control group.
Reference: Schultz, B. K., Evans, S. W., Langberg, J. M., & Schoemann, A. M. (2017). Outcomes for adolescents who comply with long-term psychosocial treatment for ADHD. Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology,85(3), 250-261. doi:10.1037/ccp0000172
Level of Evidence: Excellent