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ERIC Number: EJ900341
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010
Pages: 6
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 0
ISSN: ISSN-0891-4222
Participation in Leisure Activities among Boys with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder
Shimoni, Ma'ayan; Engel-Yeger, Batya; Tirosh, Emanuel
Research in Developmental Disabilities: A Multidisciplinary Journal, v31 n6 p1234-1239 Nov-Dec 2010
ADHD is a neural developmental disorder expressed in various life settings. Yet, previous studies have focused mainly on children's function in school and academic achievement. The purpose of the present study was, therefore, to examine participation patterns in outside formal school activities among boys with ADHD compared to typical boys. Participants included 25 boys aged 8-11 years with ADHD and 25 age-matched typical boys. All participants completed the Children's Assessment of Participation and Enjoyment (CAPE). Several aspects of participation were examined: diversity, intensity, enjoyment, place, and partners in 49 extra curricular activities. The findings indicate that boys with ADHD reported significant lower intensity rates of participation in most activity domains. Furthermore, boys with ADHD also reported higher diversity scores and lower enjoyment in "formal" activities. Yet, no significant differences were found with regard to activity place and partners. These findings enhance the importance of providing therapy that refers to after school activities. Accordingly, CAPE can be useful for assessing boys with ADHD and planning appropriate intervention programs. (Contains 2 tables.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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