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


Document Type

Undergraduate Capstone Project

Degree Name


Organizational Unit

Graduate School of Professional Psychology

First Advisor

Judith Fox

Second Advisor

Jennifer Cornish

Third Advisor

Jodi Dooling-Litfin


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.

Publication Statement

Copyright is held by the author. Permanently suppressed.


42 pages

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