In preparation for the transition to college, it becomes important for adolescents to be able to implement organization, time-management, and planning skills themselves, with minimal parent and teacher support. Unfortunately, when adolescents don’t use these skills effectively, it can lead to missed homework, poor test grades and parent-adolescent conflict. Our research team is evaluating the impact of a group intervention designed to help parents of adolescents with ADHD promote the use of effective homework, organization and time-management skills. The intervention, Supporting Teens Academic Needs Daily (STAND), was offered free to about 80 families with an adolescent with ADHD (grades 8 – 12). The intervention consisted of eight 90-minute meetings, held at a convenient location such as a local high school.
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