This project was supported by the Anne Miller Quimper Award.
Effects of white noise on off-task behavior and academic responding for children with ADHD
Article first published online: 23 SEP 2013
© Society for the Experimental Analysis of Behavior
Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis
Volume 47, Issue 1, pages 160–164, Spring 2014
How to Cite
Cook, A., Bradley-Johnson, S. and Johnson, C. M. (2014), Effects of white noise on off-task behavior and academic responding for children with ADHD. Jnl of Applied Behav Analysis, 47: 160–164. doi: 10.1002/jaba.79
- Issue published online: 7 MAR 2014
- Article first published online: 23 SEP 2013
- Manuscript Accepted: 9 MAY 2013
- Manuscript Received: 18 APR 2012
- attention deficit hyperactivity disorder;
- white noise;
- off-task behavior;
We evaluated the effects of white noise played through headphones on off-task behavior, percentage of items completed, and percentage of items completed correctly for 3 students with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). Headphones plus white noise were associated with decreases in off-task behavior relative to baseline and headphones-only (no white noise) control conditions. Little change in academic responding occurred across conditions for all participants.