Award Date


Degree Type


Degree Name

Master of Social Work (MSW)


Social Work

First Committee Member

Lisa Rapp-Paglicci

Number of Pages



Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) is one of the most commonly diagnosed childhood disorders in the United States. The symptomatic behaviors of ADHD often start as noncompliant behaviors, which can manifest themselves into increasingly inappropriate behaviors. If left untreated ADHD can become the catalyst for additional disruptive behavior disorders, as the child develops and begins to experience an increase in academic demands, family and peer rejection; This study used a one-group pretest-posttest design that was implemented in four separate ADHD parent and child groups. There were 16 child participants and 9 parent participants. Three of the five hypotheses were accepted. The children's social skills were not improved in this study. There were several limitations to this study such as, control group issues, selection of measurements, comorbidity, generalization and sample size. This study helped to contribute to the literature by evaluating multi-modality interventions for ADHD children and their parents.


ADHD; Child; Effects; Groups; Parenting

Controlled Subject

Social service; Behaviorism (Psychology); Clinical psychology

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Degree Grantor

University of Nevada, Las Vegas




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