Peer Functioning in Children with AD/HD: A Review of Current Understanding and Intervention Options

  • Selda Ozdemir Gazi University
Keywords: Children with AD/HD, Peer relationship problems, Peer rejection, Social skills, Social performance, Emotion regulation, Interventions.

Abstract

Research has consistently documented children with attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder (AD/HD) have significant problems in peer relations and strongly rejected by their typically developing peers. There is a growing recognition that traditional interventions, such as social skills trainings are no longer sufficient to address the staggering social needs of children with AD/HD. This paper introduces new directions in interventions for children with AD/HD and advocates that multi-component interventions can be highly beneficial to ameliorate the social problems of children with the disorder. Studies examining the peer relations in children with AD/HD are reviewed and available interventions are explored. In addition, problems with the application of various interventions are discussed and suggested practices are presented.

Author Biography

Selda Ozdemir, Gazi University
Assistant Prof. at Special Education Department, Gazi Univeristy, Turkey
Published
2009-11-29
How to Cite
Ozdemir, S. (2009). Peer Functioning in Children with AD/HD: A Review of Current Understanding and Intervention Options. Current Issues in Education, 12. Retrieved from https://cie.asu.edu/ojs/index.php/cieatasu/article/view/16
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