Parents’ Interpretations of Their Child’s ADHD Behavior” by Heather C. Lench, Linda J. Levine, and Carol K. Whalen explores the role that parent perception has on parent relationships, parent to child relationship, and the overall success of children with ADHD. The ultimate goal of the research study presented was to determine whether parent perceptions could ultimately improve the outcomes for children affected by ADHD. Rationale Researchers in this study decided to focus on families affected by ADHD for several reasons. The first reason is the prevalence of ADHD, for “ADHD in the general population is approximately 3% to 8%” (Lench, Levine, & Whalen, 141). Additionally, parents who report ADHD symptoms a... ... middle of paper ... ... reported the symptoms negatively (Lench, Levine, & Whalen, 147).
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