The effect of cognitive-behavioral strategy training on the symptoms of ADHD in preschool children

Document Type : Original Article


Lecturer at Payame Noor University, Meshgin Shahr, Ardabil, Iran


The main purpose of this study was to examine the effect of cognitive-behavioral training on the symptoms of ADHD in preschool children. The research method was quasi-experimental including pretest-posttest with control group. The population of this study included 2102 girls and boys in preschool centers of Meshgin Shahr (1104 boys and 998 girls) in 105 classes. By cluster sampling, 30 participants (15 in the experimental group and 15 in the control group) were randomly selected and were divided into control and experimental groups. For data collection, the Connors Parent-Teacher Scale was used, and for the cognitive-behavioral training, the Peter J. Billing Training Package was used and the data was analyzed by multivariate covariance (MANCOVA). The results showed that cognitive-behavioral training had a significant effect on the symptoms of ADHD (p < 0.05). Therefore, from the results, it is concluded that cognitive-behavioral training significantly reduced the symptoms of ADHD in preschool children.