ADHD and PYD: Toward a Comprehensive Approach to Reduce Deficits and Improve Capabilities

Researchers in the Children’s Learning Clinic are identifying the strengths of youth with Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity 
Disorder (ADHD) and looking for insight on how to expand these youth’s capabilities. Michael Kofler and his team are working to understand why behavioral management techniques work better with some children than with others and ultimately how behavioral therapies can be made more effective for more families. Kofler is also leading a multidisciplinary team developing a game-based neurocognitive training to build capabilities and provide significant and lasting improvement in ADHD children’s attention, impulse control, social functioning, academic performance, and complex reasoning skills.