Objective: This study evaluated the efficacy of an Integrated Brain, Body, and Social (IBBS) intervention for children with ADHD. Treatment consisted of computerized cognitive remediation training, physical exercises, and a behavior management strategy.
Method: Ninety-two children aged 5 to 9 years with ADHD were randomly assigned to 15 weeks of IBBS or to treatment-as-usual. Primary outcome measures included blinded clinician ratings of ADHD symptoms and global clinical functioning. Secondary outcome measures consisted of parent and teacher ratings of ADHD and neurocognitive tests.
Results: No significant treatment effects were found on any of our primary outcome measures. In terms of secondary outcome measures, the IBBS group showed significant improvement on a verbal working memory task; however, this result did not survive correction for multiple group comparisons.
Conclusion: These results suggest that expanding cognitive training to multiple domains by means of two training modalities does not lead to generalized improvement of ADHD symptomatology.
Journal of Attention Disorders
Smith, S. D.,
Vitulano, L. A.,
Guloksuz, S. A.,
Sukhodolsky, D. G.,
Leckman, J. F.
(2016). A Randomized Controlled Trial of an Integrated Brain, Body, and Social Intervention for Children With ADHD. Journal of Attention Disorders, 1-15.
Available at: https://aquila.usm.edu/fac_pubs/16676