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ERIC Number: EJ788331
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2007
Pages: 22
Abstractor: Author
Reference Count: 79
ISSN: ISSN-0279-6015
The Single and Combined Effects of Multiple Intensities of Behavior Modification and Methylphenidate for Children with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder in a Classroom Setting
Fabiano, Gregory A.; Pelham, William E., Jr.; Gnagy, Elizabeth M.; Burrows-MacLean, Lisa; Coles, Erika K.; Chacko, Anil; Wymbs, Brian T.; Walker, Kathryn S.; Arnold, Fran; Garefino, Allison; Keenan, Jenna K.; Onyango, Adia N.; Hoffman, Martin T.; Massetti, Greta M.; Robb, Jessica A.
School Psychology Review, v36 n2 p195-216 2007
Currently behavior modification, stimulant medication, and combined treatments are supported as evidence-based interventions for attention deficit hyperactivity disorder in classroom settings. However, there has been little study of the relative effects of these two modalities and their combination in classrooms. Using a within-subject design, the present study investigated the single effects of behavior modification (no, low, and high intensity), methylphenidate (placebo, 0.15, 0.30, and 0.60 mg/kg), and the combination of these treatments in an analogue classroom setting with 48 children (ages 6-12) diagnosed with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder. Results indicated substantial effects of both unimodal treatments and their combination on measures of classroom behavior, productivity, and teacher ratings of functioning. The results are discussed in light of the current literature on single and combined treatments for attention deficit hyperactivity disorder. (Contains 2 figures and 2 tables.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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