ADHD Research

Does your child struggle with paying attention or being impulsive? Does your child have a diagnosis of ADHD, or Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder?

We are seeking volunteers for a study about parent involvement in education and child ADHD symptoms.

To be eligible, your child must be entering 1st, 2nd or 3rd grade during the 2018-2019 academic year and demonstrate significant attention concerns.

Why Should I Participate?

  • Children with attention difficulties may experience difficulties in school. Parent participation in children's education is an important resource for promoting academic outcomes.
  • We need to learn more about the unique opportunities and challenges for parent involvement in education for parents of children with attention problems.
  • This study will assist us in understanding how to help parents of children with attention problems support their children's academic skills.
  • Volunteers can receive up to $68 for participating.

What Does Participation Require?

  • If you consent to participate, you will be asked questions about your child's levels of attention and behavior and your involvement in your child's education.
  • This summer, you will be asked to complete brief online surveys over the course of one month. Each survey should take approximately five minutes to complete.
  • When your child returns to school in the fall, we will ask you and your child's teacher to complete brief surveys about your child's attention and behavior and involvement in your child's education.


To determine if you and your child are eligible or if you have questions regarding this research, contact Julia Ogg, Ph.D., at 815-753-3991 or

Contact Us

Psychological Services Center
Psychology/Computer Science PM86
Northern Illinois University
DeKalb, IL 60115

Phone: 815-753-0591