Initiative Description: A set of behavioral and educational interventions provided in a middle-school-based mental health program on the behavior and academic performance of 7 students diagnosed with attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). Treatments included educational, social skills and family interventions designed to target school functioning, peer relations, and family functioning. Recreational activities were designed to provide an opportunity to practice the skills taught.
Study Results: Large effect sizes of the program were found on measures of inattention and school functioning. Grades and measures of family functioning and peer relations yielded small to moderate effect sizes.
Reference: Evans, S. W., Axelrod, J., & Langberg, J. M. (2004). Efficacy of a School-Based Treatment Program for Middle School Youth With ADHD. Behavior Modification, 28(4), 528–547. https://doi.org/10.1177/0145445503259504
Level of Evidence: Good