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Behavior Management for School-Aged Children with ADHD


Behavior management treatments are the most commonly used nonpharmacologic approaches for treating attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) and associated impairments. This review focuses on behavioral parent training interventions for school-age children in the home setting and adjunctive treatments developed to extend effects across settings. Empirical support includes numerous randomized clinical trials, systematic reviews, and meta-analyses showing positive effects of these interventions on child compliance, ADHD symptoms and impairments, parent-child interactions, parenting and parenting stress. These studies support categorization of behavior management treatment as a well-established, evidence-based treatment of ADHD. Factors for consideration in clinical decision making and directions for research are provided.

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