Episode 209 - (LIVE) ADHD Treatment

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ADHD may seem to be so prevalent in our society that you think doctors prescribe Ritalin to kids at birth. But, there’s actually a robust research literature on the effectiveness of behavioral treatment that you may not be aware of. This week, we hit the big points of behavioral interventions for ADHD before diving into some recent articles to fine-tune the details. If you were hoping to find research to support your fidget spinner addiction, this episode may be for you!

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Articles discussed this episode:

Pfiffner, L.J. & Haack (2014). Behavior management for school aged children with ADHD. Child and Adolescent Psychiatric Clinics of North America, 23, 731-746. doi: 10.1016/j.chc.2014.05.014

Aspiranti, K.B. & Hulac, D.M. (2022). Using fidget spinners to improve on-task classroom behavior for students with ADHD. Behavior Analysis in Practice, 15, 454-465. doi: 10.1007/s40617-021-00588-2

Danforth, J.S. (2016). A flow chart of behavior management strategies for families of children with co-occurring attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder and conduct problem behavior. Behavior Analysis in Practice, 9, 64-76. doi: 10.1007/s40617-016-0103-6

Staff, A.I., van den Hoofdakker, B.J., van der Oord, S., Hornstra, R., Hoekstra, P.J., Twisk, J.W.R., Oosterlaan, J., & Luman, M. Effectiveness of specific techniques in behavioral teacher training for childhood ADHD: A randomized controlled microtrial. Journal of Clinical Child and Adolescent Psychology, 50, 763-779. doi: 10.1080/15374416.2020.1846542

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