Introduction We investigated child outcomes and mothers' perspectives following technology-based intervention sessions aimed at improving children's social play skills. Method Participants in this multiple case study included five children with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, their mothers and five typically developing playmates, who had completed a parent-delivered play-based intervention 18 months previously. The initial intervention included the use of a technology-based interactive DVD at home and clinic-based sessions involving video-modelling. In this study, children received two additional technology-based clinic sessions involving video-modelling. Children's social play skills were measured pre- to post-intervention using the Test of Playfulness. Trends in scores were descriptively analysed by case. Mothers' perspectives were explored through semi-structured interviews; data were descriptively analysed by group and case. Results Two children with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder showed an increase in their social play skills, and three a decrease in skills. Of the playmates, three showed consistent social play skills, one an increase and one a decrease. Qualitative findings suggest parents felt better able to support their child. Parents also suggested next steps for the intervention were necessary as their child continued to develop. Conclusion Additional intervention support using technology after initial intervention may need to be adapted to different developmental stages and for use across different contexts.
|Number of pages||12|
|Journal||British Journal of Occupational Therapy|
|Early online date||1 Apr 2017|
|Publication status||Published - 1 Apr 2017|