Psychosocial Treatment and Educational Interventions

  • Lisa L. Weyandt
  • George J. DuPaul


The primary nonmedical treatments for children and adolescents with ADHD are behavior modification strategies implemented in home and school settings along with educational interventions and supports (for review, see Chap. 2 ). In similar fashion, college students with ADHD can receive psychosocial treatment, primarily in the form of cognitive-behavior therapy, along with educational interventions and accommodations. The purpose of this chapter is to describe psychosocial treatment and educational interventions for college students with ADHD. We review the available literature supporting the efficacy of these approaches with this population. Because treatment can be delivered across university and community settings, we also discuss the need for oversight and management of students’ treatment. The specific role of college disability services in providing case management is described. A case example is provided to illustrate how treatment components can be integrated in an effective fashion.


College Student Reading Comprehension ADHD Symptom Educational Intervention Psychosocial Treatment 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Lisa L. Weyandt
    • 1
  • George J. DuPaul
    • 2
  1. 1.Chafee Social Science Center Department of PsychologyUniversity of Rhode IslandKingstonUSA
  2. 2.Department of Education & Human ServicesLehigh UniversityBethlehemUSA

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