Title

Making and Keeping Friends: A social skills game that promotes parental involvement to more effectively address social deficits in children with ADHD

Date of Award

2012

Document Type

Doctoral Capstone

Degree Name

Psy.D.

Department

Graduate School of Professional Psychology

First Advisor

Judith Fox

First Committee Member

Jennifer Cornish

Second Committee Member

Jodi Dooling-Litfin

Keywords

ADHD ; Behavior/CBT; Children; Treatment Manual; Therapeutic intervention ; Therapeutic game ; Child therapy ; Social deficit ; Social skills ; Parent child relationship ; Play therapy ; Parent training

Abstract

The social deficits of children with attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) have great impact on overall functioning and life satisfaction; however, ways of addressing these deficits to promote positive interpersonal functioning have been limited. The following paper explores the literature that highlights these social deficits, identifies skills that are proposed to target these impairments, discusses child and parent factors that are relevant to positive therapeutic change, and describes the development of a therapeutic game that incorporates variables important to treatment success of these interpersonal difficulties.

Comments

Copyright is held by the author. Permanently suppressed.

Extent

42 pages

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