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A Review on the Effects of Parent Training Program Intervention Research for Children with Attention-Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder

  • Journal of Special Education: Theory and Practice
  • Abbr : JSPED
  • 2007, 8(1), pp.29-49
  • Publisher : Research Institute of the Korea Special Education
  • Research Area : Social Science > Education

Kang,Ok 1

1서울교육대학교

Accredited

ABSTRACT

The purpose of this paper was to review the most recent experimental studies conducted to examine the effects of parent training program intervention for children with attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder(ADHD), and to identify research trends and issues appeared in the recent research on educationally relevant intervention. For this purpose, searches of the National Library of Korea and Web-databases were conducted to find studies published from 1990 to 2007 meeting the selection criteria of this paper. At first, 12 studies were selected. However, three studies of 12 had to be excluded because disqualification of children with ADHD, lack of research design, and difference between research title and research questions. Finally, 9 studies were selected for this review. Each study was analyzed according to 5 categories: (a) subjects, (b) research design, (c) independent/dependent variables, dependent measurement, and evaluator, (d) maintenance & generalization, and (e) results.The results indicated that parent training was effective on improving behavioral problems, decreasing the parenting stress of mothers as well as changing parenting attitude. Moreover, the combined treatment of medication and parent training in children with ADHD was the most effective intervention in all aspects. Directions for future research related to parent training program were offered.

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