Efficacy of an Intervention Program for Attention and Reflexivity in Children With Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder
Campeño-Martínez, Yoana (1)
Santiago-Ramajo, Sandra (1)
Navarro Asencio, Enrique
Vergara-Moragues, Esperanza (1)
Santiuste Bermejo, Víctor
Tipo de Ítem:Articulo Revista Indexada
There has been increasing evidence in recent years of the need to adapt intervention programs to the specific needs of children with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). The main goal of this research work was to study the efficacy of an educational intervention program to improve attention and reflexivity in school children with ADHD in order to verify the improvements in symptoms associated with ADHD such as aggressivity, social isolation, anxiety, and attention deficit. The sample was comprised of 26 primary school children ranging from 7 to 10 years of age with ADHD. Symptoms of children with ADHD were evaluated by applying the Escalas Magallanes Screening Scale for Attention Deficits and Other Developmental Problems in Children (EMA-DDA) at two time points (pre and post). The results show a statistically significant reduction in symptoms on the aggressivity and social isolation scales measured with the EMA-DDA after applying the intervention program. These data supports the potential value of an intervention program for working with ADHD children.
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