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


Aqeela Khatoon
Nazia Iqbal
Uzma Masroor


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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