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ERIC Number: EJ928834
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011-Sep
Pages: 13
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-0005-7894
Effectiveness of the Challenging Horizons After-School Program for Young Adolescents with ADHD
Evans, Steven W.; Schultz, Brandon K.; DeMars, Christine E.; Davis, Heather
Behavior Therapy, v42 n3 p462-474 Sep 2011
There are no empirically supported psychosocial treatments for adolescents with attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). This study examined the treatment benefits of the Challenging Horizons Program (CHP), a psychosocial treatment program designed to address the impairment and symptoms associated with this disorder in young adolescents. In addition to evaluating social and academic functioning outcomes, two critical questions from previous studies pertaining to the timing, duration, and family involvement in treatment were addressed. Forty-nine students recruited in two cohorts were randomly assigned to receive either the CHP or a community care condition. Outcomes suggested that students who received the CHP improved compared to students in the control condition on measures of symptoms and impairment. Implications related to timing, duration, and family involvement are reported, as well as recommendations for future studies. (Contains 3 tables.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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IES Cited: ED545233