Organizational Skills Training for Attention Deficit Disorder

Recruiting · < 18 · All Sexes · New York, NY

This study is evaluating whether a specific training program can help improve organizational skills for children with ADHD.

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About the trial for Attention Deficit Disorder

Eligible Conditions
Disease · Neurodevelopmental Disorders · Attention Deficit Disorder with Hyperactivity · Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)

Treatment Groups

This trial involves 2 different treatments. Organizational Skills Training is the primary treatment being studied. Participants will all receive the same treatment. There is no placebo group. The treatments being tested are not being studied for commercial purposes.

Main TreatmentA portion of participants receive this new treatment to see if it outperforms the control.
Organizational Skills Training
Control TreatmentAnother portion of participants receive the standard treatment to act as a baseline.

About The Treatment

First Studied
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How many patients have taken this drug
Organizational Skills Training


This trial is for patients born any sex aged 18 and younger. There are 5 eligibility criteria to participate in this trial as listed below.

Inclusion & Exclusion Checklist
Mark “yes” if the following statements are true for you:
Age at entry: age ≥ 8.0 and ≤ 11.9 years corresponding to grades 3-5
Written assent by child and consent by parent or legal guardian
The individual has an estimated full scale IQ of at least 85 and language comprehension scores of at least 8. show original
Organizational skills deficits defined as elevated (≥ 1SD) pre-treatment COSS Parent Total T-score and at least one COSS Parent Interference item rated as either a 3 or 4 (indicating an above-average level of impairment)
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Approximate Timelines

Please note that timelines for treatment and screening will vary by patient
Screening: ~3 weeks
Treatment: varies
Reporting: Day 1
This trial has approximate timelines as follows: 3 weeks for initial screening, variable treatment timelines, and reporting: Day 1.
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Measurement Requirements

This trial is evaluating whether Organizational Skills Training will improve 1 primary outcome in patients with Attention Deficit Disorder. Measurement will happen over the course of Day 1.

Change in parent Children's Organizational Skills Scales (COSS-P) total T-scores following OST intervention
The Children's Organizational Skills Scale quantifies how children (ages 8-13) organize their time, materials, and actions to accomplish important tasks at home and school. The Parent report consists of 66 questions, each using a 4-point Likert-type scale. T-scores can range between 40 and 90

Patient Q & A Section

Please Note: These questions and answers are submitted by anonymous patients, and have not been verified by our internal team.

What is attention deficit disorder?

The prevalence of ADHD in the US population is close to 7.4%. Symptoms are persistent and pervasive and are associated with impairment in academic and social settings.

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What are common treatments for attention deficit disorder?

Attention deficit disorder is often treated with stimulants; however, the effectiveness is of questionable value and may be deleterious due to their negative side effects. In addition, many common therapies for these disorders are in fact ineffective, such as the Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT).

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What are the signs of attention deficit disorder?

In children and adolescents, symptoms of ADHD often appear before age 11. As children get older, the risk of developing ADHD increases. In adults, other signs of ADHD include difficulty concentrating, being forgetful, and having difficulty interacting socially. Symptoms may also include impulsivity, hyperactivity, and aggressiveness on occasion. Attention deficit disorder can be diagnosed using standardized measurements, but signs and symptoms of ADHD frequently don't get noticed.

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Can attention deficit disorder be cured?

Results from a recent paper of our study show that both parent and therapist attention to an individual's disruptive behavior in the home may be critical indicators of treatment failure with a parent training intervention; therefore, the inclusion of a parent training component in a parent education intervention may be an important element in treatment for attention problems and disruptive behavior in children. Furthermore, in assessing parent training as a prevention for disruptive behavior in children, it is important to use the most relevant assessments of disruptive behavior (i.e., observation of the child at school or through home visits) to obtain reliable and valid information.

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What causes attention deficit disorder?

The causes of ADHD are unknown, but it is thought to have some genetic links. The diagnosis involves ruling out other mental disorders with symptoms similar to ADHD, and treatment is with stimulants. The exact underlying factors involved in ADHD are still under investigation.

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How many people get attention deficit disorder a year in the United States?

Attention deficit disorder remains a significant problem even in children and adolescents, with nearly 4% of 5th graders having one at their time of diagnosis. Attention deficit disorder is a chronic, disabling, and costly condition, as well as being a significant contributor to morbidity and medical costs. The cost is approximately $6.8 billion annually in the United States.

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Has organizational skills training proven to be more effective than a placebo?

This meta-analysis concluded that OCD is a disorder that can be better treated by implementing OST. On the other hand, no conclusions can be drawn about the effect of OST for OCD in real world settings.

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What is the average age someone gets attention deficit disorder?

The average age of diagnosis for attention-deficit disorders in a health clinic setting was 12.1 years, suggesting that, even during preschool and primary and secondary school ages, clinicians are often alerted to a diagnosis of a conduct disorder (CD). Research findings were consistent with earlier studies indicating the importance of early detection of a conduct disorder.

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Who should consider clinical trials for attention deficit disorder?

A subset of children who are diagnosed with ADHD may benefit from a treatment trial as demonstrated by several studies. However, most studies showed no effect of treatment for ADHD on their own. If randomized trials do not provide promising outcomes, other treatment options should be pursued for these patients.

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What are the common side effects of organizational skills training?

Recent findings identifies several common side effects of OSET that can be alleviated by training. These side effects could be prevented or minimized by training participants in more proactive ways to deal with them.

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Have there been any new discoveries for treating attention deficit disorder?

Findings from a recent study of this study supported the potential for selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors and, at the minimum, amphetamine to be effective for children and adolescents with ADHD. There is some evidence suggesting that a combination of atomoxetine plus methylphenidate or dextroamphetamine may provide improvement in symptoms of ADHD as well as a reduction of ADHD symptoms compared to a placebo in children. Further research should systematically examine the efficacy of stimulants with or without atomoxetine, dextroamphetamine, and methylphenidate in children and adolescents with ADHD.

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How does organizational skills training work?

Results from a recent clinical trial demonstrated that it is not enough to teach only organizational skills. Organizational skills training is indispensable when providing support for work-oriented development within the work context by applying an integrated approach of positive work environment, human resource management and leadership development within health care settings. Therefore, the effectiveness of the training program depends on the way a supportive work environment and leadership development are combined with the skill development.

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