Efficacy of Cognitive Behavioral Play Therapy (CBPT) For Children with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)

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Aqeela Khatoon
Nazia Iqbal
Uzma Masroor

Abstract

Exploratory research was designed to study the effectiveness of Cognitive Behavioral Play Therapy (CBPT) for children with Attention-deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD). It was hypothesized that CBPT will markedly reduce inattentiveness in children with ADHD. A sample of 10 children (5 girls and 5 boys) was selected from Army Special Education Academy Fort Road Rawalpindi Cantt ages ranged from 08-15 years. Swanson, Nolan, and Pelham Parent or Teacher Rating Scale (Bussing et al., 2008) was used to screen out inattentiveness in children. Paired sample t-test was used to check the significant change in the behaviors of the children and the overall effectiveness of the cognitive-behavioral play therapy. The difference in the symptoms for pre and post-test measures was found to be significant for symptoms of inattention in children with ADHD. It was also found that cognitive-behavioral Play Therapy is effective for reducing inattentiveness in children with Attention Deficit hyperactivity disorder.

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