Motivational Incentives Help

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Motivational Incentives Help
Mon, 04-12-2010 - 7:46am

What do you think? Do you use incentives with your child?

Motivational Incentives Help Kids With ADHD

Combining behavioral approach with medication boosts performance, study finds

FRIDAY, April 9 (HealthDay News) -- Children with attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder who are on medication react more like other children when faced with a task that tests their attention and focusing skills, researchers have found.

The findings, published in the April 1 issue of Biological Psychiatry, suggest that the medication does what it's supposed to do: help children pay attention and control their impulses.

But motivational incentives seemed to help, too.

In the study, children played a video game that required them to focus and not be impulsive.

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