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Effectiveness of Play Therapy in Promoting Socialization among the Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Children.

Prof. V. Hemavathy, S. Saradha Devi

Keywords : Effectiveness, attention deficit hyperactivity children, socialization, play therapy

Citation Information : Hemavathy PV, Devi SS. Effectiveness of Play Therapy in Promoting Socialization among the Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Children.. 2015; 8 (1):44-46.

DOI: 10.5005/pjn-8-1-44

License: CC BY-NC 4.0

Published Online: 01-04-2020

Copyright Statement:  Copyright © 2015; The Author(s).


The study was conducted to assess the effectiveness of play therapy in promoting socialization among the attention deficit hyperactivity children. Pre experimental one group pre test and post test design was adopted to examine the effects of play therapy among ADHD children Modified Vineland social maturity scale was used to assess the effectiveness of play therapy. The therapy was administered as an intervention for a special period of 4 weeks and the post assessment was done during the last one week. The findings of the present study showed that 76[63.3%] of subjects had moderate level of socialization 34[28.3%] had adequate level of socialization 10[8.4%] had in adequate level of socialization. The overall score meanscore was 22.99 with a SD 8.96 and paired value was 69.87 which reveals that is highly significant at level of P<0.001. The study findings supported that play therapy was effective in promoting socialization among ADHD children.

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