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 to PALM graduate students!

The PALM’s first graduate student, Mileini Campez, was recently selected to receive a 2017 APAGS Psychological Science Research Grant to fund a joint project with the PALM’s second graduate student, Kelcey Little. We are delighted to have them as representatives of the PALM and look forward to seeing where this work takes them. To read more about this project, please click... read more

Congratulations to Stephanie P.

PALM would like to congratulate one of our superstar undergraduates, Stephanie Padron, who was recently selected to compete in Nationals for FIU’s mock trial team! Way to represent PALM. read more

PALM Director Selected to Receive 2016 CHADD Young Scientist Research Award

PALM would like to congratulate our director, Dr. Raiker, on his receipt of one of two 2016 CHADD Young Scientist Research Awards. CHADD is one of the largest advocacy groups for parents and children with ADHD and PALM is delighted that they consider the work that we do as vital to improving the lives of children impacted by this disorder. Dr. Raiker will receive this award at the Annual International Conference on... read more