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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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Brennan, Lauretta M.; Shaw, Daniel S.; Dishion, Thomas J.; Wilson, Melvin – Journal of Abnormal Child Psychology, 2012
This project examined the unique predictive validity of parent ratings of toddler-age aggression, oppositionality, inattention, and hyperactivity-impulsivity to academic achievement at school-age in a sample of 566 high-risk children and families. The study also investigated potential indirect effects of the Family Check-Up on school-age academic…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Identification, Behavior Problems, Child Behavior
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Tudor, Megan E.; DeVincent, Carla J.; Gadow, Kenneth D. – Research in Autism Spectrum Disorders, 2012
The current study examined the association between prenatal pregnancy complications (PPC) and childhood psychiatric symptoms in children with an autism spectrum disorder (ASD) and non-ASD children who were referred to a psychiatric clinic (Controls). Parents completed a "DSM-IV"-referenced rating scale and developmental history questionnaire.…
Descriptors: Autism, Hyperactivity, Pregnancy, Rating Scales
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Snowling, Margaret; Dawes, Piers; Nash, Hannah; Hulme, Charles – Dyslexia, 2012
Background: There is an increased prevalence of reading and related difficulties in children of dyslexic parents. In order to understand the causes of these difficulties, it is important to quantify the risk factors passed from parents to their offspring. Method: 417 adults completed a protocol comprising a 15-item questionnaire rating reading and…
Descriptors: Self Disclosure (Individuals), Questionnaires, Reading Diagnosis, Reading Difficulties
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Takeda, Toshinobu; Ambrosini, Paul J.; deBerardinis, Rachel; Elia, Josephine – Research in Developmental Disabilities: A Multidisciplinary Journal, 2012
Neuropsychiatric comorbidity in ADHD is frequent, impairing and poorly understood. In this report, characteristics of comorbid and comorbid-free ADHD subjects are investigated in an attempt to identify differences that could potentially advance our understanding of risk factors. In a clinically-referred ADHD cohort of 449 youths (ages 6-18), age,…
Descriptors: Hyperactivity, Attention Deficit Disorders, Intelligence Quotient, Psychopathology
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dos Santos, Marcio Jose Possari; Bernabe, Daniel Galera; Nakamune, Ana Claudia de Melo Stevanato; Perri, Silvia Helena Venturoli; de Aguiar, Sandra Maria Herondina Coelho Avila; de Oliveira, Sandra Helena Penha – Research in Developmental Disabilities: A Multidisciplinary Journal, 2012
The purpose of this study was to analyze the alpha-amylase (sAA) and cortisol levels in children with Global developmental delay (GDD) before and after dental treatment and its association with the children's behavior during treatment. The morning salivary cortisol levels and activity of sAA of 33 children with GDD were evaluated before and after…
Descriptors: Dental Health, Hyperactivity, Dentistry, Developmental Delays
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Sansone, Stephanie M.; Widaman, Keith F.; Hall, Scott S.; Reiss, Allan L.; Lightbody, Amy; Kaufmann, Walter E.; Berry-Kravis, Elizabeth; Lachiewicz, Ave; Brown, Elaine C.; Hessl, David – Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders, 2012
Animal studies elucidating the neurobiology of fragile X syndrome (FXS) have led to multiple controlled trials in humans, with the Aberrant Behavior Checklist-Community (ABC-C) commonly adopted as a primary outcome measure. A multi-site collaboration examined the psychometric properties of the ABC-C in 630 individuals (ages 3-25) with FXS using…
Descriptors: Check Lists, Mental Retardation, Hyperactivity, Factor Structure
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Cornish, Kim; Cole, Victoria; Longhi, Elena; Karmiloff-Smith, Annette; Scerif, Gaia – American Journal on Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities, 2012
Basic attentional processes and their impact on developmental trajectories in fragile X syndrome were assessed in a 3-year prospective study. Although fragile X syndrome is a monogenic X-linked disorder, there is striking variability in outcomes even in young boys with the condition. Attention is a key factor constraining interactions with the…
Descriptors: Genetic Disorders, Mental Retardation, Congenital Impairments, Attention
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Ashdown, Daniela Maree; Bernard, Michael E. – Early Childhood Education Journal, 2012
This study investigated the effect of a social and emotional learning skills curriculum, the "You Can Do It! Early Childhood Education Program" (YCDI), on the social-emotional development, well-being, and academic achievement of 99 preparatory and grade 1 students attending a Catholic school in Melbourne, Australia. One preparatory and one grade 1…
Descriptors: Resilience (Psychology), Direct Instruction, Control Groups, Catholic Schools
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Siegenthaler, Eliane; Munder, Thomas; Egger, Matthias – Journal of the American Academy of Child & Adolescent Psychiatry, 2012
Objective: Mental illness in parents affects the mental health of their children. A systematic review and a meta-analysis of the effectiveness of interventions to prevent mental disorders or psychological symptoms in the offspring were performed. Method: The Cochrane, MEDLINE, EMBASE, and PsycINFO databases were searched for randomized controlled…
Descriptors: Mental Disorders, Hyperactivity, Mental Health, Psychology
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Mayes, Susan Dickerson; Calhoun, Susan L.; Mayes, Rebecca D.; Molitoris, Sarah – Research in Autism Spectrum Disorders, 2012
Children with ADHD and autism have some similar features, complicating a differential diagnosis. The purpose of our study was to determine the degree to which core ADHD and autistic symptoms overlap in and discriminate between children 2-16 years of age with autism and ADHD. Our study demonstrated that 847 children with autism were easily…
Descriptors: Autism, Short Term Memory, Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder, Symptoms (Individual Disorders)
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Lakes, Kimberley D.; Swanson, James M.; Riggs, Matt – Journal of Attention Disorders, 2012
Objective: To evaluate the reliability and validity of the English and Spanish versions of the Strengths and Weaknesses of ADHD-symptom and Normal-behavior (SWAN) rating scale. Method: Parents of preschoolers completed both a SWAN and the well-established Strengths and Difficulties Questionnaire (SDQ) on two separate occasions over a span of 3…
Descriptors: Hyperactivity, Behavior Rating Scales, Psychometrics, Preschool Children
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Tseng, Wan-Ling; Kawabata, Yoshito; Gau, Susan Shur-Fen; Banny, Adrienne M.; Lingras, Katherine A.; Crick, Nicki R. – Journal of Clinical Child and Adolescent Psychology, 2012
This study examined the structural relations of preadolescents' inattention and hyperactivity/impulsivity, aggressive and prosocial behaviors, and peer functioning. There were 739 fourth (n = 239) and fifth (n = 500) graders (52.23% boys) in Taiwan who participated in this study. Preadolescents' inattention and hyperactivity/impulsivity were…
Descriptors: Females, Rating Scales, Preadolescents, Prosocial Behavior
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Giallo, Rebecca; Gavidia-Payne, Susana; Minett, Belinda; Kapoor, Aparna – Clinical Psychologist, 2012
Background: There is increasing interest in the experiences and well-being of siblings growing up with a brother or sister with a disability in Australia. However, research to date has primarily obtained parent reports of sibling adjustment and mental health. Therefore, the aim of the current study was threefold: (1) to report on the mental health…
Descriptors: Mental Health, Hyperactivity, Foreign Countries, Siblings
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Thijs, Jochem; Eilbracht, Lizzy – Psychology in the Schools, 2012
Although parents' relationships with teachers are considered to be an important aspect of parental school involvement, few studies have examined their implications for students' school adjustment. The present study provided further insight into the relevance of teachers' perceptions of the parent-teacher relationship by examining their link to…
Descriptors: Teacher Student Relationship, Parent Teacher Cooperation, Academic Achievement, Student Adjustment
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