Dr. Lee Kern

Professor and Director of the Center for Promoting Research to Practice

Room L-111
Research Interests: 
ADHD - Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder
Behavior Disorders
Positive Behavior Support
Special Education

The focus of Project REACH is to identify effective services and service delivery systems for students with intensive social, emotional, and behavioral needs.  Funded by a grant from the Office of Special Education Programs, the Project is conducting a longitudinal study to determine effective interventions for student identified as having the most intensive needs in their respective schools.  An additional Project goal is to identify effective programs serving this population of students. Project Achieve is examining long-term outcomes of individualized assessment-based interventions for young children at risk for Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder.  This research is evaluating the effects of early intervention on social, behavioral, and pre-academic behaviors.

Our website, Early Intervention for young children at-risk for ADHD, will provide you with information that may be helpful to you as a parent or teacher of a young child with challenging behaviors. We are a Community-Based Preschool Intervention program.

The Center for Adolescent Research in Schools (CARS) is a national research center funded by the Institute of Education Sciences (IES). The mission of CARS is to develop and evaluate interventions for children with serious emotional and behavioral disorder at the high school level.