Behavior Modification Tools Proven Effective

Research has proven behavior modification techniques used by parents are effective in treating defiant behaviors in children.

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Psychologists often teach parents of children who exhibit oppositional or defiant behavior, a trait often found concurrent with AD/HD, to use behavior modification tools. Recently, University of North Carolina-Greensboro psychologists studied these strategies and concluded that they work.

The researchers studied families with one or more defiant child who participated in a "parent training program." Typical strategies taught in such programs include positive attention for good behavior, ignoring inappropriate behavior, token reward systems, and time-outs. The results of this study were published in the Journal of Family Practice.

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