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ERIC Number: EJ835556
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008-Sep
Pages: 26
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 69
ISSN: ISSN-0731-7107
Parent-Child Interaction Therapy for ADHD: A Conceptual Overview and Critical Literature Review
Wagner, Stephanie M.; McNeil, Cheryl B.
Child & Family Behavior Therapy, v30 n3 p231-256 Sep 2008
Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD), a chronic disorder beginning in childhood, is identifiable and diagnostically valid during the preschool years. Compared to school-aged children, preschoolers have not received as much attention in the literature. Parent-Child Interaction Therapy (PCIT) is an empirically-supported parent training program for young children with disruptive behaviors that may also be effective in treating ADHD. The purpose of the current article was to explore the theoretical rationale for utilizing PCIT with this population and to conduct a literature review of published PCIT treatment outcome studies that measured ADHD symptoms. The literature demonstrates that children with ADHD have been included in PCIT research and evidence suggests that PCIT may be effective for young children with ADHD. However, future research is needed to specifically examine the effects of PCIT on ADHD. (Contains 2 tables.)
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Publication Type: Information Analyses; Journal Articles
Education Level: N/A
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Language: English
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