Pragmatic Language Outcomes of Children With Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder After Therapist- and Parent-Delivered Play-Based Interventions: Two One-Group Pretest-Posttest Studies With a Longitudinal Component

Sarah Wilkes-Gillan, Natalie Munro, Reinie Cordier, Alycia Cantrill, Wendy Pearce

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Abstract

OBJECTIVE: The pragmatic language outcomes of children with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) were explored across two feasibility studies. METHOD: Five children with ADHD (ages 6-11 yr), their parents, and 5 typically developing peers completed an assessment 18 mo after a therapist-delivered intervention (Study 1). Participants then completed a parent-delivered intervention (Study 2). Blinded ratings of peer-to-peer play interactions documented changes in children's pragmatic language 18 mo after the Study 1 intervention and before, immediately after, and 1 mo after the Study 2 intervention. Nonparametric statistics and Cohen's d were used to measure change. RESULTS: Children's pragmatic language outcomes were maintained 18 mo after the therapist-delivered intervention and significantly improved from before to 1 mo after the parent-delivered intervention. CONCLUSION: Interventions involving occupational therapist and speech-language pathologist collaboration, play, and parent and peer involvement may facilitate children's pragmatic language skills.

Original languageEnglish
Article number7104220030
Pages (from-to)1-10
Number of pages10
JournalThe American journal of occupational therapy : official publication of the American Occupational Therapy Association
Volume71
Issue number4
Early online date6 Jul 2017
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Jul 2017
Externally publishedYes

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