Margaret Sibley, PhD, is an Associate Professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at the University of Washington and Seattle Children’s Hospital. Her work focuses on community and school-based interventions for adolescents with ADHD and related difficulties in attention, motivation, and executive functions. She has authored or co-authored over 70 scientific papers and a book about how parents and professionals can empower teenagers with ADHD. Her school-based models include summer programming to prepare teens with ADHD for the transition to high school and peer-delivered interventions for high schoolers. These approaches integrate motivational interviewing and executive function skill building. Dr. Sibley is a member of the Motivational Interviewing Network of Trainers. Her work has been conducted in partnership with the National Institute of Mental Health, Institute of Education Sciences, Klingenstein Third Generation Foundation, and Children and Adults with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (CHADD).
- Aim 1. Identify barriers and facilitators that influence parent engagement and teachers perceptions of parents (Method: Needs Assessment and Focus groups with parents and school staff),
- Aim 2. Identify strategies to improve parent engagement and teachers’ perceptions of parents (Method: Community Advisory Board) and
- Aim 3. Test the acceptability and feasibility of the identified engagement strategies with historically marginalized families and schools (Method: Rapid Prototyping with schools as they deliver a parent-teacher relationship building intervention to improve social, emotional, and educational outcomes for children from historically under-represented backgrounds).