Effective Approaches for Promoting Prosocial Behavior and Reducing Disruptive and Aggressive Behaviors in Youth with ADHD: Recent Innovations in Treatment
Thursday, April 9, 2015
11:30 a.m. to 12:45 p.m.
120 Clemens Hall (map), UB North Campus
Brown bag lunch; light refreshments provided.
This is a free event, but registration is required (see below) by Tuesday, April 7.
Gregory A. Fabiano, Ph. D
Counseling, School, and Educational Psychology, University at Buffalo, State University of New York
Attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) is a chronic, pervasive childhood mental health disorder with a typical onset during early childhood, and it results in considerable impairments in social, academic, and family functioning. Evidence-based treatments for ADHD include pharmacological interventions and behavioral interventions. Behavioral interventions typically include teaching parents and teachers how to manipulate and control the antecedents and consequences of behavior to promote increased adaptive functioning and reduce problematic behaviors. Recent innovations in behavioral interventions include using social, recreational activities to engage fathers in treatment programs, combining pharmacological and behavioral interventions to promote appropriate behaviors in schools, and enhancing special education services for youth with ADHD. Emphasis within the talk will include a discussion of how youth with ADHD and their families can be effectively treated to reduce their roles as both perpetrators and recipients of aggressive, bullying, and other negative social behaviors.