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ADHD

Parenting Program for Inattentive, Impulsive and Overactive Preschool Children (Ages 3-4)

The NYU Child Study Center is offering families the opportunity to participate in a research project for 3 to 4 year-olds who are inattentive, impulsive and overactive. We are evaluating the effectiveness of two parenting programs in reducing these problems in preschoolers.

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.

One parenting program involves working with the parent and child in their home, whereas the other is provided in our clinics. Each program consists of 8 weekly sessions approximately 1-1.5 hours in length. Families can participate at our Manhattan site or at our Long Island site in Lake Success. If you would like additional information about the program, please contact Christina Grice via email at Christina.Grice@nyumc.org or via phone at (212) 263-2738.

Research Study for Children with ADHD

Children between the ages of 8-11 with ADHD are being recruited for a study on brain function.  Children must also have difficulty with organization, time management, and/or planning. The study will include a no-cost diagnostic and cognitive assessment, a brain scan at an NYU imaging facility, and a no-cost twice weekly treatment for 10 weeks. For more information, please contact Christina DiBartolo at 646-754-4996.

Research Study for Children with ADHD and Organizational Skills Difficulties

Children with ADHD often have difficulties in school such as attending to classroom activities, interacting with peers and adults, following classroom rules, and completing work assignments. The NYU Child Study Center is currently evaluating children between the ages of 8 and 11 (3rd–5th grade) who meet diagnostic criteria for ADHD and have organizational skills difficulties to determine if they qualify to participate in a research study and receive study-related care at no cost. Youngsters who qualify for the program will receive an intervention which specifically targets improving organizational skills (i.e. materials management, time management and planning). The treatment is individualized, one-on-one, and intensive. Parents and children will participate in meetings twice a week for about 10 weeks. Teachers are consulted and asked to assist in the efforts. Teachers who participate are compensated for their extra help in facilitating progress.

Analog Classroom Research Study for Children Ages 6–12

Children with ADHD often have difficulties in school such as attending to classroom activities, interacting with peers and adults, following classroom rules, and completing work assignments. The NYU Child Study Center is currently evaluating children between the ages of 6 and 12 to determine if they qualify to participate in a research study and receive study-related care at no cost. If eligible, your child will receive medical and psychiatric evaluations and medication to treat ADHD.

Research Study for Preschoolers with Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder

Principal Investigator: Howard Abikoff, Ph.D.  This study, sponsored by the National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH) and coordinated by the NYU Child Study Center, examines treatment possibilities for preschool children with Attention-Deficit/ Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD). Eligible children will receive a comprehensive evaluation by our study team, as well as up to 14 months of treatment---ALL AT NO COST. The study includes parent training, treatment with medication and ongoing evaluations.

Multimodal Treatment Study of Children with ADHD

Principal Investigator: Howard Abikoff, Ph.D.  The aim of this study is to follow-up and assess systematically a cohort of 579 children with Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder, and a group of normal comparison children who participated in a 14-month clinical trial comparing four different treatment approaches: medication, psychosocial intervention, medication plus psychosocial intervention, and community treatment.

Trauma and Resilience

Research Study for Children and Adolescents with Tic Disorders or Tourette's Disorder Between the Ages of 6 and 18
Children and adolescents between the ages of 6 and 18 are being evaluated for participation in a research study sponsored by the Tourette Syndrome Association. This study will look at the effects of omega-3 fatty acids derived from fish oil on treating symptoms of Tourette's Disorder.