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Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD): A Review of Selected Research for Practitioners

1 hours, 39 minutes
1.5 BACB, 1 IBAO
November 10, 2021


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This presentation provides an overview of treatment options for children diagnosed with ADHD for ABA practitioners. The clinical diagnosis of ADHD is reviewed related to the translation of symptoms for behavior analysts. The lecture includes research primarily from 2010 to 2020 from behavior analytic and other professional fields.  Current mainstream research recommendations for children with ADHD are reviewed, which include pharmaceutical and behavioral treatments. Topics related to ADHD include ASD/ADHD combinations, sleep-related issues, function-based treatments, assessing function, parent training, teacher training, peer involvement, self-management, and telehealth. Information from this presentation on ADHD provides a broad research overview with references from a plethora of evidence-based options for further study, rather than in-depth detailed treatment methods. It is critical to realize the ADHD diagnosis is composed of behaviors that are responsive to researched behavioral procedures.

Learning Checklist

After completing this course, you will be able to:

  1. Describe the Multimodal Treatment Study of Children with ADHD (MTA Cooperative Group,1999)
  2. List 5 sleep hygiene recommendations (Becker & Lienesch, 2018; Ramtekkar, 2017; Singh et al., 2015)
  3. Describe the use of the Interview Informed Synthesized Contingency Analysis for a child with ADHD (Hanley et al., 2014; Jessel et al., 2018)
  4. Describe an effective option to assist with treatment fidelity for parents of children with ADHD (Danforth, 2016)
  5. List 4 common strategies of a self-management package for a child diagnosed with ADHD (Busacca et al., 2015)

Course Rating

This course reviews research related to ADHD and ASD and best practices. This course would benefit BCaBAs, BCBAs, Teachers, School Psychologists, Speech Pathologists, Physicians, and anyone working with individuals with ADHD and/or a combination of ADHD and ASD.



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