Welcome to the Program for Attention, Learning, and Memory (PALM)

The Program for Attention, Learning, and Memory (PALM) is dedicated to positively impacting the lives of children and families struggling with ADHD. This is accomplished by two overarching research arms.

  • The first arm of our program is focused on advancing our understanding of neurocognitive deficits (e.g., attention, memory) in children with ADHD. Specifically, we examine how deficits in areas of neurocognition interact to adversely impact core areas of functioning (e.g., attention problems, learning). Developments in this area will lead to an improved understanding of potential causes of many of the difficulties experienced by children with ADHD as well as novel treatment targets.
  • The second arm of our program is focused on examining how a better understanding of neurocognition in individuals with ADHD might be used to improve already existing treatments as well as develop novel treatments targeted at improving underlying neurocognitive dysfunction. Our ultimate hope is that developments in these areas will lead to sustained improvements in functioning for individuals and families dealing with ADHD, particularly as they relate to learning outcomes.

Congratulations, Mileini!

Mileini recently published a paper examining the various latent profiles of working memory systems in ADHD and typically developing children. The paper was published in Journal of Psychopathology and Behavioral Assessment and can be found here. Congratulations,... read more

Morgan and Leo to present at MICAMH!

Morgan and Leonel, a research assistant in the lab, recently had a poster accepted at the Miami International Child & Adolescent Mental Health (MICAMH) conference. The poster is titled, “Examining the Validity of the NIH Toolbox List Sorting”. Its purpose is to look at the validity of using working memory tasks given in clinical settings and compare them to experimental working memory tasks given in laboratory settings. Congratulations on your successful... read more