Effectiveness of Self-Regulation Training Plan for the Treatment of Adolescents with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder


  • Hina Noor Assistant Professor, Department of Special Education, Allama Iqbal Open University, Islamabad, Pakistan.
  • Iffat Nazir Khan M.Phil. Scholar, Department of Special Education, Allama Iqbal Open University, Islamabad, Pakistan.
  • Humara Bano Professor/Incharge, Department of Special Education, Punjab University, Lahore, Pakistan.


Self-Regulation Training Plan, Adolescents with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder, Training Sessions, Cognitive Behavior Therapy



The study examined the efficacy of self-regulation training plan for adolescents aged from 15-24 years suffering from attention deficit hyperactivity disorder. This study was quasi-experimental in nature with one group pretest-posttest design. All individuals diagnosed with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, between the age range of 15 to 24, getting training from mental health professionals working in Rawalpindi and Islamabad, were the population of the study. The instrument used for pretest-posttest of the participants was Vanderbilt ADHD diagnostic parent rating scale (VADPRC) developed by Wolraich (1998). A self-regulation training plan (eleven sessions) was developed by the researcher with the help of literature review, mental health professionals and CHADD National organization (USA). Training was provided by the researcher via telephone with the help of parents of individuals with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder. The frequency of symptoms occurring before and after the training were analyzed. The findings of the study showed that there was a significant reduction in the symptoms of participants with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder after training.


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How to Cite

Noor, H., Khan, I. N. ., & Bano, H. . (2023). Effectiveness of Self-Regulation Training Plan for the Treatment of Adolescents with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder. Pakistan Journal of Social Sciences, 43(2), 177-189. Retrieved from http://pjss.bzu.edu.pk/index.php/pjss/article/view/1254