Project 4 & 5: Planning

Project 4 & 5 Training planning for adolescents with ADHD and autism

Participants: In the future we will be looking for adolescents with an autism diagnosis (autism, Asperger, PDD-NOS) aged 12-16 years, but currently we do not recruit participants.

Short rational: Within the ADHD section of this project Bianca Boyer, Marije Kuin, & Saskia van der Oord developed an individual planning training for adolescents with ADHD. To test this new treatment protocol a randomized controlled trial was set up. While the main goal was to determine whether this new treatment protocol is beneficial for the adolescents with ADHD, we also determined which patient, parent, and therapist characteristics determine the treatment outcome. A similar, smaller, study will be designed for adolescents with autism. In this autism section of the project, the cognitive development of the adolescents with autism will also be one of the major foci.

d’Arc members: Bianca Boyer, & Hilde Geurts
Funding: ZonMW (ADHD) & Dr. Leo Kannerhuis (Autism)

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vlag-nl For a description of this project in Dutch see d’Arc onderzoek.