Case Study

Psychosocial intervention program on emotional skills of an ADHD child: A case study

Spanaki, E. Irene1* and Raptis, B. Ioannis2


The purpose of this study was to examine the effect of a psychosocial intervention program on the social and emotional skills of a seven year old child with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) syndrome. Prior to the intervention program, the child’s adjustment was assessed using the ‘Questionnaire Interpersonal and Intra-personal Adjustment'. The boy, hereafter referred to as N., was aggressive and presented intense negativity feelings against any activity used to describe his relations between himself and his environment. N. had participated in a psychosocial intervention program for four months and afterwards he has displayed significantly different behavior, reduced aggression and increased teamwork. These changes were confirmed by his teacher, mother and special educator who all completed the questionnaire a second time and validated its results.

Key words: Aggressive and Negative behavior, ADHD, Social and Emotional skills

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