Outcomes of a multi-component intervention for preschool children at-risk for Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder

Kara E. McGoey, George J. DuPaul, Tanya L. Eckert, Robert J. Volpe, John Van Brakle

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Abstract

The purpose of this investigation is to investigate a comprehensive, multi-component approach to the treatment of preschool children at-risk for Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (AD/HD) in home and school settings. The treatment program included school-based consultation, parent training, and if necessary, pharmacological treatment. A sample of 57 children identified as at-risk for AD/HD between three and five years of age were randomly assigned to an early intervention group (n = 30) or a community treatment control group (n = 27). Effect sizes were utilized to examine treatment outcomes. Results indicate mixed effects of early intervention on child behavior, par ent-child interactions, family functioning, and pre-academic skills. Implications of these results for the implementation and further study of multi-component, early interventions for this population are discussed.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)33-56
Number of pages24
JournalChild and Family Behavior Therapy
Volume27
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - Aug 1 2005

Keywords

  • Early intervention
  • Multi-component intervention
  • Preschool children with AD/HD

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Clinical Psychology
  • Social Sciences (miscellaneous)

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