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Using peers as intervention agents to improve the social behaviors of elementary -aged children with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder: Effects of a peer coaching package


2007 2007

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Abstract (summary)

This study investigates the effects of peer coaching, a peer-mediated intervention package, on the positive social behaviors of children with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD). A single-subject, ABAB design is used with 3 elementary-aged students in grades 3 and 5. Following a baseline period, peer coaching activities are introduced, which involve daily social goal setting, the coach providing feedback, and both students rating the performance of the focus student in order to earn a weekly reward. The students are supervised by an adult during a weekly meeting. A return to baseline phase follows the first peer coaching phase. The final phase of the study includes a re-introduction of the peer coaching activities. Results suggest that the peer coaching package led to improvements in positive social behaviors during recess for 2 out of 3 students. Contributions to current literature are discussed and implications for future studies are provided.

Indexing (details)


Subject
Elementary education;
Educational psychology
Classification
0524: Elementary education
0525: Educational psychology
Identifier / keyword
Education; Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder; Elementary-aged children; Intervention; Peer coaching; Social behaviors
Title
Using peers as intervention agents to improve the social behaviors of elementary -aged children with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder: Effects of a peer coaching package
Author
Plumer, Pamela J.
Number of pages
167
Publication year
2007
Degree date
2007
School code
0118
Source
DAI-A 68/07, Dissertation Abstracts International
Place of publication
Ann Arbor
Country of publication
United States
ISBN
9780549170631
Advisor
Stoner, Gary
University/institution
University of Massachusetts Amherst
Department
School Psychology
University location
United States -- Massachusetts
Degree
Ph.D.
Source type
Dissertations & Theses
Language
English
Document type
Dissertation/Thesis
Dissertation/thesis number
3275754
ProQuest document ID
304845515
Copyright
Database copyright ProQuest LLC; ProQuest does not claim copyright in the individual underlying works.
Document URL
http://search.proquest.com/docview/304845515
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