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, Jess!

Jess recently published an innovative paper examining the extent to which different approaches to evaluating executive functioning (e.g., laboratory-based tasks, rating scales) are associated with hyperactivity in children.  The paper was published in the Journal of Abnormal Child Psychology and can be found here. Congratulations,... read more

Congratulations Morgan!

The Program for Attention, Learning, and Memory (PALM) would like to congratulate Morgan Jusko, a doctoral student in the PALM, on the recent acceptance of her proposal titled, “Examination of Trends in Behavioral Improvements Over the Course of a One Year Afterschool Behavioral Intervention Using Time Series” as part of the symposium titled, “Outside the Traditional Clinic: Incorporating Data Science into the Delivery of Evidence-Based Treatment Before, During, and After Service Utilization” to be presented at the 54th Annual Convention of the Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies (ABCT) in November. We look forward to seeing Morgan present this exciting research study which seeks to incorporate machine learning approaches to improve evaluation of treatment in youth with behavioral and learning difficulties. Way to go... read more