Title

Examining Benchmarks for the Daily Report Card Intervention in a Therapeutic Recreational Setting.

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

6-2022

Identifier

DOI: 10.1177/10870547211056893

Abstract

OBJECTIVE: This study aimed to (1) examine benchmarks for the benefits of the Daily Report Card (DRC) within a therapeutic recreation setting, that is, the Summer Treatment Program (STP) and (2) explore differences in baseline characteristics and treatment outcomes among optimal and suboptimal responders. Benchmarks were examined for children's DRC target behaviors using standardized mean difference (SMD) effect sizes (ES) across 2-week periods of the STP.

METHOD: Participants were 38 children attending an STP.

RESULTS: Aside from teasing, all DRC targets showed improvement by the second 2-week period that was sustained through the third 2-week period. Optimal responders demonstrated greater improvement in parent-rated impairment and camp behaviors than suboptimal responders. Some baseline differences between responder groups were found.

CONCLUSION: This study provides the first benchmarks for change in DRC targets within a therapeutic recreational setting, offering guidelines for treatment expectations. Implications for clinical decision-making, treatment planning, and future research are discussed.

Journal Title

Journal of attention disorders

Volume

26

Issue

8

First Page

1106

Last Page

1117

Keywords

ADHD; benchmarks; daily report card; summer treatment program

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