The Effects of Compliance Training On Compliance and Continuous Performance Task Scores of Children with AD/HD
Date of Award
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)
D. Joe Olmi
The present study, used a within series simple phase change for 2 students with a replication of 2 others to evaluate the effects of a child compliance training package on compliance and on a computer generated measure of vigilance with 4 children with AD/HD in an out-patient setting. Participants were between 6- and 10-years-of-age and had compliance levels of 40% or less to first-time adult delivered instructions. Students 1 and 3 received effective instruction-giving with contingent response (EID) during Phase I. Students 2 and 4 received time-in (TI only during Phase I. Compliance to first-time delivered instructions increased for all 4 students during Phase I. Phase II for all 4 students consisted of EID and TI. During Phase II, levels of compliance for Students 1 and 3 decreased slightly from Phase I levels, whereas levels of compliance for Students 3 and 4 increased slightly from Phase I. In Phase III, a time-out component was added to complete the compliance training package. Mean compliance levels of all 4 students increased when compared to Phase II. Compliance levels were maintained at approximately 1-month follow-up for 3 of the 4 students. Failure to establish stability of data within phases prior to phase changes limits answering the research questions. The results of a computer generated measure of vigilance were not significant during baseline and limited the opportunity for determining if compliance training had any effect.
Ward, Robert Roy, "The Effects of Compliance Training On Compliance and Continuous Performance Task Scores of Children with AD/HD" (1999). Dissertation Archive. 2634.