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Anne Karhu, Hannu Savolainen & Vesa Närhi

Co-operation and psychological information enhance the functioning of students with ADHD symptoms at school

Behavioral problems in school are common and especially prevalent with students who have attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). Increasing multi-professional co-operation along with preventative evidence-based interventions are needed to address the needs of students with problem behavior in school. Previous literature has shown that effective support for students with ADHD symptoms can be integrated into mainstream classroom activities. The purpose of this study was to investigate the efficacy of Check in – check out (CICO) intervention on problem behavior in Finnish schools piloting ProSchool school-wide positive behavior support. The key features of the CICO are brief morning and afternoon meetings with an adult, the use of a daily point card, regular positive feedback during the day and parental involvement. With a single case experimental design with two students, we examined the effects of CICO intervention on problem behavior, and the fidelity and acceptability of the intervention.

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