What is PAINT-S?

Children with ADHD experience many social problems: They are less popular among peers and more often get into fights relative to their peers without ADHD. These social problems are a risk factor for negative long-term outcomes such as antisocial behavior or substance abuse. Current interventions for ADHD only have a limited effect on social problems. There is tentative evidence that involvement of peers in treatment may be beneficial when treating social problems, and siblings are a logical target when involving peers. In PAINT-S we investigate the effectiveness of an intervention to teach social behavior to children with ADHD with the help of their sibling. Currently we are conducting single case studies to investigate the feasibility of our protocol. The intervention is based upon an American study (Daffner et al., 2020). Questions: t.j.dekkers@uva.nl