Academic journal article International Journal of Child Health and Human Development

Effectiveness of a Cognitive-Functional Intervention for Preschool Children with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder: A Controlled Pilot Study

Academic journal article International Journal of Child Health and Human Development

Effectiveness of a Cognitive-Functional Intervention for Preschool Children with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder: A Controlled Pilot Study

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The purpose of this study is to examine the effectiveness of a cognitive-functional intervention (Cog-Fun) in OT for preschoolers with ADHD.

Participants: Twenty seven parents of preschool children applied to the study. Inclusion criteria were confirmed ADHD diagnosis and parent report of EF difficulties in daily life based on the Behavioral Rating Inventory of Executive Functions (BRIEF) cutoffscore (>=65). Eight parents did not meet inclusion criteria and were excluded from the study. The final sample included 19 children with ADHD, mean age =5.97 (SD=0.66). The study took place in an academic clinic and at participant's homes.

Results/limitations/conclusions: Significant interaction effects were found on the COPM (F=18.5; p=.000) and BRIEF (F=5.16; p=.008) before crossover. Furthermore the groups demonstrated significant, moderate to large treatment effects on both the COPM (F=110; p=. …

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