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Volume 3, Issue 1 (Winter 2009)

Effectiveness of a Self-Administered Training Program for Parents of Children With ADHD

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Abstract: This study examines the effectiveness and integrity of a self-administered version of the Incredible Years: Parents Training program (Webster-Stratton, 2002) as an adjunctive treatment for children diagnosed with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). Using a replicated A-B design across four participants, trendline analysis and examination of mean phase level changes were used to detect parentperceived improvements in child behavior from baseline to intervention. Preintervention to postintervention changes also were calculated for standardized parent rating scales and parenting practices, and treatment integrity was monitored. Three of four participants evidenced positive changes during the intervention phase. As predicted, changes in core symptoms of ADHD were less consistent than peripheral symptoms. Parents’ completion of activities within the self-administered workbooks varied across participants and coincided with child outcomes. Results from this study suppor

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