Can behavior therapy help children with ADHD and poor social skills?

Donna Hill Howes, RN
Family Medicine
Behavioral interventions can be very helpful for kids with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) and poor social skills -- problems that often go together. By working with a behavioral therapist, kids with ADHD learn social skills that help them have better interactions with their peers and their family. Therapy focuses on developing positive social skills, such as listening, teamwork, and being a good friend, as well as on reducing negative and disruptive behaviors.

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