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Laura Simpson & William Reinkins

Simpson, L. & Reinckens, W. (2004, May). Peer AD/HD support system: Evaluation of a peer support group for college undergraduates with Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder.
Mentor: Dr. Dana Van Abbema


Undergraduates worked with Academic Services at a small liberal arts college to create a peer support group for fellow AD/HD students. The student lead group addressed pertinent topics for AD/HD students such as time management, goal setting, organization, self-advocacy, study skills and environments, and medication. Academic self-efficacy and other self constructs were measured to examine differences between students who did and did not attend. Feedback questionnaires were used to elicit criticisms that could be used for future planning and remodeling of the group.

Read L. Simpson's paper (download the pdf)