Evaluating a pilot parent-delivered play-based intervention for children with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder
Wilkes-Gillan, Sarah, Bundy, Anita, Cordier, Reinie and Lincoln, Michelle. (2014). Evaluating a pilot parent-delivered play-based intervention for children with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder. American Journal of Occupational Therapy. 68(6), pp. 700 - 709. https://doi.org/10.5014/ajot.2014.012450
|Authors||Wilkes-Gillan, Sarah, Bundy, Anita, Cordier, Reinie and Lincoln, Michelle|
Objective: This study evaluated a parent-delivered intervention aiming to address the social difficulties of children with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). The intervention was evaluated from three perspectives: effectiveness, feasibility, and appropriateness.
Method: This one-group pretest–posttest study included 5 children with ADHD and their parents, who had previously participated in a therapist-delivered play-based intervention. The 7-wk parent-delivered intervention involved home modules (including a DVD, manual, and play dates with a typically developing playmate) and three therapist-led clinic-based play sessions. The Test of Playfulness was used as a pre- and postintervention and follow-up measure. Parents were interviewed 1 mo following the intervention, and data were analyzed for recurring themes.
Results: Children’s social play outcomes improved significantly from pretest to 1-mo follow-up (Z = 2.02, p = .04, d = 1.0). Three themes emerged: the clinic play environment as a sanctuary, parental barriers to intervention delivery, and tools for repeating learned lessons.
Conclusion: The parent-delivered intervention demonstrated preliminary evidence for feasibility and effectiveness. Further research is warranted regarding appropriateness.
|Journal||American Journal of Occupational Therapy|
|Journal citation||68 (6), pp. 700 - 709|
|Digital Object Identifier (DOI)||https://doi.org/10.5014/ajot.2014.012450|
|Page range||700 - 709|
|Research Group||School of Allied Health|
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