Volume 36, Issue 2 (2007)
School-Based Interventions for Students With Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder: Research Implications and Prospects
Benedetto Vitiello, Joel Sherrill
This series of articles devoted to school-based interventions for students with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) addresses issues that are central to the treatment of this disorder. ADHD has been one of the most extensively investigated mental conditions of childhood. Still, important questions regarding the extent of treatment effectiveness remain unanswered. Research has principally evaluated treatment effects in terms of symptom reduction. However, it is the dysfunction evident in school behavior and performance that typically triggers a clinical referral and leads to a diagnosis of ADHD. Thus, it seems logical that the level of functioning in school be considered a critical outcome variable when assessing treatment effects.
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