Journal of Abnormal Child Psychology

, Volume 8, Issue 3, pp 405–419 | Cite as

Effects of cognitive training on academic and on-task behavior of hyperactive children

  • Marie I. Cameron
  • Viviane M. J. Robinson
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Abstract

A cognitive training program that taught both self-instructional and self-management skills was used with three 7-to 8-year-old hyperactive children. A multiple baseline across individuals design was used to evaluate the effects of training on on- task behavior and math accuracy. There were significant changes in math accuracy for all subjects, and two subjects showed significant improvements in on- task behavior. Evidence suggesting generalization to untrained behaviors was shown by an increase in self-correction of oral reading for all subjects. The results suggest that cognitive training specifically designed to promote generalization to classroom tasks can improve the classroom behavior and academic achievement of hyperactive children.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Marie I. Cameron
    • 1
  • Viviane M. J. Robinson
    • 1
  1. 1.University of AucklandNew Zealnd
  2. 2.Department of EducationUniversity of AucklandNew Zealand

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