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ERIC Number: EJ1007217
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2013
Pages: 20
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 73
ISSN: ISSN-0279-6015
Comparison of Parent Education and Functional Assessment-Based Intervention across 24 Months for Young Children with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder
DuPaul, George J.; Kern, Lee; Volpe, Robert; Caskie, Grace I. L.; Sokol, Natalie; Arbolino, Lauren; Van Brakle, John; Pipan, Mary
School Psychology Review, v42 n1 p56-75 2013
Preschool-aged children with or at risk for attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) experience significant challenges with behavioral, social, and preacademic skills. Kern et al. (2007) examined 12-month intervention outcomes for 135 children, aged 3-5, with or at risk for ADHD. Two interventions, parent education alone and parent education plus functional assessment-based home and school intervention, were compared. Few group differences were found. In the current analysis, an expanded number of outcome measures were examined, including ADHD symptoms, direct observations of child behavior, academic skills, parent variables (e.g., stress), and treatment acceptability. Maintenance of treatment effects across 24 months was also examined. Although no group differences were found, statistically significant improvements for 27 of 46 outcome variables were obtained, indicating that parent education alone was effective. Parents and teachers reported intervention to be moderately acceptable. The findings suggest a tiered approach to intervention may be necessary for optimal outcomes. (Contains 2 tables.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: Conners Rating Scales; Diagnostic Interview Schedule for Children; Dynamic Indicators of Basic Early Literacy Skills (DIBELS); Intervention Rating Profile; Parenting Stress Index; Bracken Basic Concept Scale; Child Behavior Checklist; Social Skills Rating System; Woodcock Johnson Tests of Achievement