The purpose of this research is to evaluate and compare the effectiveness of two parenting
programs in reducing the ADHD symptoms and behavioral problems of preschool children with
ADHD through a controlled study. One program is a home-based parent training intervention
that is designed to enhance the parent-child interaction, constructive parenting skills, and
the child's tolerance for delay. The other intervention is a clinic-based parent training
program that focuses on reducing noncompliance in preschool children and improving parenting
Both programs consist of private weekly parenting sessions with Clinical Psychologists - once
a week for 8 weeks. The sessions are 1-1.5 hours in length. Both programs use behavior
modification as a means of improving oppositional and non-compliant child behavior. Both
interventions also involve procedures that focus on improving children's attention.
Neither program involves medication, and all families will receive one of the two parenting
programs being evaluated. Study evaluations, as well as participation in the parenting
programs, are provided at no cost to families. Evaluation and parenting sessions can be
scheduled at times convenient to families.