The Role of Parental Emotion Regulation in Parent-Child Conflicts
This study seeks to examine parenting skills in responses to child misbehavior. Parents complete rating scales about their child's symptoms and behaviors and also participate in computer tasks to measure brain wave activity through EEG. There is an optional section where parent and child will be video recorded while completing activities together. Following the testing sessions are 8 weeks of counseling sessions for parents to help better manage their child's attention and behavior symptoms.
Participants will complete C-DISC while caregiver will complete rating scales around ADHD, ODD, and CD symptoms during initial visit. On the second visit, participants will complete emotion regulation tasks while EEG data is collected. Caregivers will also complete a monetary task while connected to EEG equipment. Parents will use LifeData to report inattentiveness, hyperactivity, and oppositional behaviors over 14 days. Optional parent child interaction and 8-week parenting intervention are offered to participating families.
Child must have mild to moderate symptoms of ODD
Child with ADHD has diagnosis of mental retardation or prominent traits of autism
No additional child in the family can be enrolled simultaneously in this study