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PERFORMANCE CALIBRATION IN CHILDREN WITH ATTENTION-DEFICIT/HYPERACTIVITY DISORDER (ADHD) WITH/WITHOUT COMORBID OPPOSITIONAL DEFIANT BEHAVIOURS AND A COMMUNITY SAMPLE OF TYPICALLY DEVELOPING CHILDREN

12/11/2021
Shelly-Ann McMorris

Purpose of Research
Children with Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) and disruptive behaviours tend to overestimate performance with scholastic achievement, social interactions, athletics, and behaviour, in comparison to parent and teacher ratings, despite experiencing difficulty in these domains. The current study aims to evaluate confidence in performance, termed performance calibration, as children complete tasks in general knowledge, mathematics, and emotional recognition. The goal of this work is to contribute to the current literature by providing a developmental lens to performance calibration, comparisons across groups and domains of performance, as well addressing the utility of in-vivo judgments about performance.

Who Can Participate? We are seeking children with a pre-existing diagnosis of Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder made by a professional, with/without oppositional behaviours between the ages of 8-12 years old.

What is Involved? The study has 3 components:
1.     Children will be asked to complete measures of cognitive abilities and performance calibration.
2.     Caregivers who meet study inclusion criteria will be asked to complete measures of child behaviour.
3.     Caregivers will complete an interview with a researcher asking about their children’s characteristics and behaviours.  Caregivers and children who participate in the research will be given a small monetary honorarium in the amount of $20.  You can contact us if you are interested in participating in the study. Your participation in this study is entirely voluntary and you can withdraw from participation at any point. Research measures require approximately 60-90 minutes. Please see brochure for more details: http://www.camh.ca/en/research/research_areas/studies_and_recruitment/Documents/Brochure-KidsMetacognitionProject_CommunityVersion.pdf

Location of Study: Completion of research measures will take place at York University or the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health.

How Can I Join This Study? Send an email to Alexandra Basile or Justine Ledochowski indicating your interest.

Contact Information: Alexandra Basile and Justine Ledochowski can be emailed at kids.metacognition@gmail.com or through the contact information in the online brochure.

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