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Gage, Nicholas A.; Josephs, Nikki L.; Lunde, Kimberly – Education and Treatment of Children, 2012
Research suggests that girls receiving special education services for Emotional Disturbance (ED) may have unique characteristics and needs. Similarly, juvenile justice research has identified unique characteristics of court-involved girls. This study examined characteristics of girls with ED and a history of arrest. Additionally, classroom-based…
Descriptors: Females, Emotional Disturbances, Hyperactivity, Juvenile Justice
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Gabriels, Robin L.; Agnew, John A.; Holt, Katherine D.; Shoffner, Amy; Zhaoxing, Pan; Ruzzano, Selga; Clayton, Gerald H.; Mesibov, Gary – Research in Autism Spectrum Disorders, 2012
This preliminary study examined the effects of 10 weekly lessons of therapeutic horseback riding (THR) on 42 participants diagnosed with an autism spectrum disorder (ages 6-16 years) compared to a subset (n=16) of the total study population who were first evaluated before and after a 10-week waitlist control condition. All participants received…
Descriptors: Recreational Activities, Autism, Behavior Problems, Daily Living Skills
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Guinchat, Vincent; Chamak, Brigitte; Bonniau, Beatrice; Bodeau, Nicolas; Perisse, Didier; Cohen, David; Danion, Anne – Research in Autism Spectrum Disorders, 2012
This study assessed parents' first concerns about their autistic child. This information was categorized so that it could help healthcare professionals improve early detection of autism. We designed a questionnaire using an open-ended format, and 459 questionnaires were completed by parents to assess difficulties encountered in obtaining a…
Descriptors: Communication Problems, Autism, Hyperactivity, Sleep
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Payne, Jonathan M.; Arnold, Shelley S.; Pride, Natalie A.; North, Kathryn N. – Developmental Medicine & Child Neurology, 2012
Aim: Although approximately 40% of children with neurofibromatosis type 1 (NF1) meet diagnostic criteria for attention-deficit-hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), the impact of ADHD on the executive functioning of children with NF1 is not understood. We investigated whether spatial working memory and response inhibition are impaired in children with…
Descriptors: Identification, Females, Spatial Ability, Evidence
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Richards, C.; Oliver, C.; Nelson, L.; Moss, J. – Journal of Intellectual Disability Research, 2012
Background: Autism spectrum disorder (ASD) has been identified as a risk marker for self-injurious behaviour. In this study we aimed to describe the prevalence, topography and correlates of self-injury in individuals with ASD in contrast to individuals with Fragile X and Down syndromes and examine person characteristics associated with self-injury…
Descriptors: Genetic Disorders, Conceptual Tempo, Topography, Incidence
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Solanto, Mary V.; Wasserstein, Jeanette; Marks, David J.; Mitchell, Katherine J. – Journal of Attention Disorders, 2012
Objective: To empirically identify the appropriate symptom threshold for hyperactivity-impulsivity for diagnosis of ADHD in adults. Method: Participants were 88 adults (M [SD] age = 41.69 [11.78] years, 66% female, 16% minority) meeting formal "DSM-IV" criteria for ADHD combined or predominantly inattentive subtypes based on a structured…
Descriptors: Identification, Rating Scales, Hyperactivity, Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder
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Gibbins, Christopher; Toplak, Maggie E.; Flora, David B.; Weiss, Margaret D.; Tannock, Rosemary – Journal of Attention Disorders, 2012
Objective: To examine factor structures of "Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders" (4th ed.) symptoms of ADHD in adults. Method: Two sets of models were tested: (a) models with inattention and hyperactivity/impulsivity as separate but correlated latent constructs and (b) hierarchical general factor models with a general factor for…
Descriptors: Evidence, Mental Disorders, Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder, Conceptual Tempo
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Tone, Erin B.; Goodfellow, Stephanie; Nowicki, Stephen, Jr. – Journal of Genetic Psychology, 2012
In a prospective longitudinal study the authors examined the associations between parent locus of control of reinforcement (LOCR), measured before the birth of a child, and behavioral-emotional outcomes in that child at age 7 years. A total of 307 couples completed questionnaires regarding their emotional status and LOCR at their first prenatal…
Descriptors: Psychopathology, Children, Longitudinal Studies, Questionnaires
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Banda, Devender R.; Sokolosky, Stephanie – Child & Family Behavior Therapy, 2012
This study was conducted to investigate the effectiveness of noncontingent attention (NCA) on disruptive talking-out behavior in a student diagnosed with attention deficit and hyperactivity disorder in the general education classroom. Functional analysis indicated that the talking-out behavior was maintained by teacher attention. We used an ABAB…
Descriptors: General Education, Hyperactivity, Behavior Modification, Validity
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Fedele, David A.; Lefler, Elizabeth K.; Hartung, Cynthia M.; Canu, Will H. – Journal of Attention Disorders, 2012
Objective: Given the mixed literature in the area, the aim of the current study was to determine whether sex differences exist in inattention, hyperactivity, and impairment in college adults with ADHD. Method: Individuals from three universities were recruited for the study. Participants with (n = 164) and without ADHD (n = 710) completed on-line…
Descriptors: College Students, Social Life, Family Life, Money Management
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Fujisawa, Keiko K.; Yamagata, Shinji; Ozaki, Koken; Ando, Juko – Journal of Abnormal Child Psychology, 2012
This study investigated the association between negative parenting (NP) and conduct problems (CP) in 6-year-old twins, taking into account the severity of hyperactivity/inattention problems (HIAP). Analyses of the data from 1,677 pairs of twins and their parents revealed that the shared environmental covariance between NP and CP was moderated by…
Descriptors: Twins, Hyperactivity, Child Rearing, Genetics
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Kaslow, Nadine J.; Broth, Michelle Robbins; Smith, Chaundrissa Oyeshiku; Collins, Marietta H. – Journal of Marital and Family Therapy, 2012
Emotional and behavioral symptoms and disorders are prevalent in children and adolescents. There has been a burgeoning literature supporting evidence-based treatments for these disorders. Increasingly, family-based interventions have been gaining prominence and demonstrating effectiveness for myriad childhood and adolescent disorders. This article…
Descriptors: Evidence, Eating Disorders, Hyperactivity, Adolescents
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Mendaglio, Sal – Journal for the Education of the Gifted, 2012
There has been an increase in publications of quantitative research studies investigating overexcitabilities (OEs) and giftedness. On one hand, increased interest in OEs bodes well for the dissemination of Dabrowski's theory of positive disintegration (TPD), from which OEs are derived. On the other hand, recent research raises concerns regarding…
Descriptors: Academically Gifted, Research Methodology, Self Control, Questionnaires
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Scheeren, Anke M.; Koot, Hans M.; Begeer, Sander – Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders, 2012
Qualitative differences in social interaction style exist "within" the autism spectrum. In this study we examined whether these differences are associated with (1) the severity of autistic symptoms and comorbid disruptive behavior problems, (2) the child's psycho-social health, and (3) executive functioning and perspective taking skills. The…
Descriptors: Behavior Problems, Adolescents, Interpersonal Relationship, Hyperactivity
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Arnold, L. Eugene; Aman, Michael G.; Li, Xiaobai; Butter, Eric; Humphries, Kristina; Scahill, Lawrence; Lecavalier, Luc; McDougle, Christopher J.; Swiezy, Naomi B.; Handen, Benjamin; Wilson, Krystina; Stigler, Kimberly A. – Journal of the American Academy of Child & Adolescent Psychiatry, 2012
Objective: To follow up on a three-site, 24-week randomized clinical trial (N = 124) comparing antipsychotic medication alone (MED) with antipsychotic medication plus parent training in the behavior management (COMB) of children with autism spectrum disorders and severe behavior problems. The COMB treatment had shown a significant advantage for…
Descriptors: Behavior Disorders, Familiarity, Parents, Hyperactivity
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