Making and Keeping Friends: A social skills game that promotes parental involvement to more effectively address social deficits in children with ADHD
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Graduate School of Professional Psychology
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ADHD ; Behavior/CBT; Children; Treatment Manual; Therapeutic intervention ; Therapeutic game ; Child therapy ; Social deficit ; Social skills ; Parent child relationship ; Play therapy ; Parent training
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.
McCauley, Alexandra K., "Making and Keeping Friends: A social skills game that promotes parental involvement to more effectively address social deficits in children with ADHD" (2012). Doctoral Papers and Masters Projects. 160.