THE EFFECT OF RESPONSIBILITY ON ADOLESCENTS WITH ATTENTION DEFICIT HYPERACTIVE DISORDER
Cohan, Rachel M.
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This study was conducted to determine whether the effect of responsibility on on-task and off-task behaviors for students with ADHD within a Therapeutic Day School. The adolescent students (N = 7) earned points for on-task behavior throughout the day and, if enough were earned, chose jobs to be completed at the end of their day. It was hypothesized that giving students a daily job with a financial incentive would encourage them to focus more on school tasks and improve their behavior in order to receive the reward of completing the job, and therefore obtain the money.