Design & Outcomes
All three program components have been extensively evaluated in randomized control group studies with children diagnosed with oppositional defiant disorder or conduct problems. Program evaluations have included home and school observations by unbiased evaluators, and teacher and parent reports on standardized measures. These findings have been replicated in four randomized studies by independent investigators with different ethnic populations and age groups in United States, Canada and the United Kingdom.
In the past decade, these programs have been adapted for use as prevention programs and have been evaluated with Head Start families, with preschoolers, and with toddlers and teachers in daycare facilities. Two randomized control group studies have proven the effectiveness of the parent and teacher interventions in Head Start programs. Currently, the classroom-based Dinosaur Curriculum is being evaluated in kindergarten and first grade.
Six randomized control group evaluations conducted by the developer and four independent replications by other investigators have revealed that the parent training significantly:
Two randomized control group evaluations of the teacher training indicated significantly:
Two randomized control group evaluations indicated that the child training series significantly:
Article courtesy of SAMHSA, CSAP Model Programs
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