Project Co-Leaders: Scott Kollins, PhD and Bernard Fuemmeler, PhD
Co-Investigator: Cathrine Hoyo, PhD
Faculty Development Investigator: Julia Schechter, PhD
Children have different capacities for learning. For some, it takes a lot of effort to learn skills that others pick-up quickly. When a child has difficulty paying attention, is easily distracted, or is always on the go, it can be difficult for him/her to learn how to be successful in the classroom, with their peers, or at home. Often times this can be very distressing for the child and their parents. In some instances, it can lead to a diagnosis of Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder. NICHES seeks to understand what causes the differences in children with regard to their ability to learn and develop.