TEACH Program

The TEACH Program (Tailoring Education for ADHD and Children’s Health) is a family level intervention developed originally for primary care clinics. This program was developed as a way to help primary care providers better support their families.

Families who participate in this program are invited to group visits in the clinic made of 6 – 8 families, have children with a diagnosis of ADHD and are between 6 to 12 years of age and the child is able to participate in group with other children.

Think of it this way…positive parenting/behavioral management principles + ADHD chronic care = TEACH

All in one place where families are already going for regular check ups with their child’s doctor.

Take some time to learn more about this program (link will open a new window):

Hear Dr. Bauer explaining the latest research on TEACH (4 min 34 sec)

This page will be updated periodically with new research and video links about the program. 

TEACH Program recruitment materials
ADHD Support Groups (TEACH) meet at this clinic

If you are a provider interested in learning about how to use TEACH with families, please complete the form below and I will get back to you so we can discuss implementation needs. Interested medical home team members (e.g. pediatricians, nurse practitioners, nurses, licensed social workers) can become trained in the methods to facilitate these groups. 


Available Research on TEACH


Attention Deficit-Hyperactivity Disorder Group Visits Improve Parental Emotional Health and Perceptions of Child Behavior.

Bauer, Nerissa S., MD, MPH*,†; Sullivan, Paula D., PhD; Szczepaniak, Dorota, MD; Stelzner, Sarah M., MD§; Pottenger, Amy, BA*; Ofner, Susan, MS; Downs, Stephen M., MD, MS*,†; Carroll, Aaron E., MD, MS†,¶

Journal of Developmental & Behavioral Pediatrics: July/August 2018 – Volume 39 – Issue 6 – p 461–470
doi: 10.1097/DBP.0000000000000575

Acceptability of Group Visits for Attention-Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder in Pediatric Clinics

Bauer, Nerissa S. MD, MPH*,†; Azer, Nina MD; Sullivan, Paula D. PhD§; Szczepaniak, Dorota MD§; Stelzner, Sarah M. MD; Downs, Stephen M. MD, MS*,†; Carroll, Aaron E. MD, MS¶,†

Journal of Developmental & Behavioral Pediatrics: October 2017 – Volume 38 – Issue 8 – p 565–572
doi: 10.1097/DBP.0000000000000492

Group Visits to Improve Pediatric Attention-Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder Chronic Care Management

Bauer, Nerissa S. MD, MPH*,†,‡; Szczepaniak, Dorota MD*; Sullivan, Paula D. PhD*; Mooneyham, GenaLynne MD, MS*; Pottenger, Amy BA*,†; Johnson, Cynthia S. MA§; Downs, Stephen M. MD, MS*,†,‡

Journal of Developmental & Behavioral Pediatrics: October 2015 – Volume 36 – Issue 8 – p 553–561
doi: 10.1097/DBP.0000000000000207