ERIC Number: ED474462
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 2002-Aug-23
Reducing ADHD Children's Management Problems in Out-of-Home Settings.
Kapalka, George M.
This report discusses the outcomes of a study that investigated a procedure designed to help manage children with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) in out-of-home settings. Forty-four parents of children (ages 5-10) diagnosed with ADHD hyperactive-impulsive or combined types participated. Portions of the Barkley Home Situations Questionnaire were used to measure the degree of the children's management problems in out-of-home settings. The subjects were randomized into a treatment group in which parents receive instruction to implement a procedure for managing the children's behavior in out-of-home settings and a control group. The procedure consisted of setting clear and specific rules for the child, establishing positive and negative consequences for following the rules, reminding the child right before entering the situation, and administering the appropriate consequences afterwards. After a period of 1 to 2 weeks, the subjects were re-evaluated. T-tests revealed that at the onset of the study the children in both groups exhibited a similar level of management problems in out-of-home situations, but after the implementation of the procedure, the children in the treatment group exhibited significant reduction in management problems in these settings compared with the children in the control group. (Author/CR)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
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Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Psychological Association (110th, Chicago, IL, August 22-25, 2002).