In recent years, much scientific research has been conducted into psychosocial interventions for ADHD behaviour. This shows that mediation therapy is the most effective treatment. Not the child, but the parent or teacher is taught techniques, as a result of which the behaviour of the child can be improved. In addition, behavioural therapy has also proven effective for young people, in which the young person gets to work on themes that are relevant to him or her, such as planning or social skills.

The goal of PAINT-I is to bring scientific knowledge about effective ADHD treatments to practice (to parents, teachers, care professionals and municipalities).

Wat is PAINT-I ?

Previous research of the PAINT consortium has shown that these treatments are rarely used in practice and that treatment guidelines are often not followed in practice (see PAINT-CAU). The goal of PAINT-I is to disseminate knowledge about effective treatments to parents, teachers, health care professionals and policy officers of municipalities. In this way, we hope that more families will have access to effective ADHD treatments instead of ineffective or unproven effective treatments.

The researchers:

Dr. Tycho Dekkers
Accare Child Study Center; Universiteit van Amsterdam

Barbara van den Hoofdakker
Accare Child Study Center

Suzanne de Jong
Accare Child Study Center

more about the researchers

Other projects


In the Paint-T trial, the effectiveness of the components of teacher training was examined by means of a microtrial, and in the follow-up study Paint T trial, the effectiveness of a combined teacher training will be examined.


In PAINT-IPDMA, an individual participant data meta-analysis is being conducted on psychosocial treatments for children and adolescents with ADHD. In the follow-up IPDMA study, the psychosocial treatments for children and adolescents with behavioural problems are investigated.


The aim of PAINT-S is to investigate the efficacy of an intervention to improve the interaction between children with ADHD and their siblings.


The PAINT-C study maps the care for children with ADHD and/or hyperactive behaviour in the Netherlands at municipalities, CJGs/District Teams and schools and investigates what predicts treatment choices in ADHD.


The study PLOS (Planning at School) investigates the effectiveness of a programme to support secondary school students with planning problems. PLOS consists of two parts PLOS-basic and PLOS-extra.


In PAINT-P the effectiveness of the components of parental training for ADHD was studied and in the follow-up studies Paint-POH, Paint-GZ and Paint-Pc the effectiveness of combined parental training in different settings will be studied.