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ERIC Number: EJ813175
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008
Pages: 11
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 48
ISSN: ISSN-1087-0547
Feasibility and Preliminary Efficacy of an After-School Program for Middle Schoolers with ADHD: A Randomized Trial in a Large Public Middle School
Molina, Brooke S. G.; Flory, Kate; Bukstein, Oscar G.; Greiner, Andrew R.; Baker, Jennifer L.; Krug, Vicky; Evans, Steven W.
Journal of Attention Disorders, v12 n3 p207-217 2008
Objective: This pilot study tests the feasibility and preliminary efficacy of an after-school treatment program for middle schoolers with ADHD using a randomized clinical trial design. Method: A total of 23 students with ADHD (25% female, 48% African American) from a large public middle school were randomly assigned to a 10-week program or to community comparison. Manualized treatment targeted educational, social, and recreational skills, homework completion, and school and home behavior. Parents participated. Results: Recruitment and randomization targets were easily met (87% completion). Parent and teacher satisfaction was positive. Small to medium treatment effects resulted despite greater medication use in the control group, with improvements in functioning for the program-treated youth or absence of deterioration relative to the comparison group. Conclusion: Despite testing an abbreviated version of the after-school program (less than 5 months), this study reveals feasibility and palatability for this intervention and modest beneficial effects on behavioral and academic outcomes. (Contains 3 tables.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Grade 6; Grade 7; Grade 8; Middle Schools
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
IES Cited: ED545233