Intervening to improve communication between parents, teachers, and primary care providers of children with ADHD or at high risk for ADHD Article

Wolraich, ML, Bickman, L, Lambert, EW et al. (2005). Intervening to improve communication between parents, teachers, and primary care providers of children with ADHD or at high risk for ADHD . 9(1), 354-368. 10.1177/1087054705278834

cited authors

  • Wolraich, ML; Bickman, L; Lambert, EW; Simmons, T; Doffing, MA

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abstract

  • This study examines interventions designed to improve communication between individuals who take care of children with ADHD. A teacher rating of 6,171 elementary school children identifies 1,573 children with ADHD or with high risk for ADHD. Parent interviews and information from teachers are collected on 243 children who are randomized into treatment and control conditions and followed for 39 months. The interventions consisted of group workshops and single one-on-one tutorials with parents, teachers, and providers about the evaluation and treatment of ADHD that stressed the need for communication between the three parties. There are few significant effects on communication that are short lived. Results suggest that the interventions are insufficient to cause significant increase in communication. Future attempts to improve parent-teacher-provider coordination should be continuing rather than single-session interventions. © 2005 Sage Publications.

publication date

  • August 1, 2005

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

start page

  • 354

end page

  • 368

volume

  • 9

issue

  • 1