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ERIC Number: EJ788323
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2007
Pages: 18
Abstractor: Author
Reference Count: 38
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-0279-6015
Cumulative Benefits of Secondary School-Based Treatment of Students with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder
Evans, Steven W.; Serpell, Zewalanji N.; Schultz, Brandon K.; Pastor, Dena A.
School Psychology Review, v36 n2 p256-273 2007
School-based services are well suited for youth with chronic conditions who manifest much of their impairment in the school setting, such as youth with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). A significant literature on such programs at the elementary level exists, but little has been developed and tested at the secondary level. The current study is a 3-year treatment outcome study of a school-based training and consultation program for middle school youth with ADHD. Social and academic outcomes for program recipients were compared to that of participants in a community care control group. Findings revealed cumulative long-term benefits for the treatment group as measured by parent ratings of ADHD symptoms and social functioning. Although teacher and parent reports indicated no cumulative academic benefits, within-year analyses suggested a trend toward benefits in student grade point average. Implications for the treatment of ADHD in secondary schools are discussed. (Contains 4 tables and 2 figures.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Middle Schools; Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A