Effectiveness of Child-Centered Play Therapy and Person-Centered Teacher Consultation on ADHD: A Single-Case Study Design

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Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) is one of the most common mental health diagnoses in childhood, with approximately 3 to 7 percent of children meeting the criteria (American Psychiatric Association, 2000; Woodward, 2006). The behaviors of students with ADHD are stressful for teachers, and the long-term ramifications for the students are troubling. Researchers have found that children diagnosed with ADHD end up with less education, lower high school GPAs, lower job performance ratings, more symptoms of ADHD at work, and more arrests (Barkley, Fischer, Smallish, and Fletcher, 2002).

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