This thesis explores the multiple alternative options to the typical treatment of attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder in children. The typical treatment for children ADHD is prescription medicine, generally stimulants such as methylphenidate, that have the opposite effect on hyperactive individuals. Research has shown an increased focus on other treatment options such as, regulated diets, therapy options, parent education as well as a possibility of a combined treatment plan. A combined treatment plan has been shown to be effective due to the different stages of development the child might be in or also that one type of therapy or medicine might not work for every child. Finding the best treatment should be a process of combining the best options for the child with attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder.

Semester/Year of Award

Spring 5-10-2014


Kathy Splinter-Watkins

Mentor Department Affiliation

Occupational Science and Occupational Therapy

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Restricted Access Thesis

Document Type

Bachelor Thesis

Degree Name

Honors Scholars

Degree Level



Occupational Science and Occupational Therapy

Department Name when Degree Awarded

Occupational Therapy