Anger management using a cognitive-behavioural approach for children with special education needs

a literature review and meta-analysis

Betty P V Ho, Mark Carter, Jennifer Stephenson

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Abstract

This review examines the use of a cognitive-behavioural approach to anger management in children with special needs in community settings. Eighteen experimental studies involving a total of 408 children were located. The participants were mainly of high school age, with an IQ above 80, and with behavioural or emotional disorders. A moderate effect was observed for improvement in the three dimensions of anger: behaviour, cognition and emotion - although conclusions need to be very tentative. The interventions employed varied greatly in their characteristics and there were concerns about the quality of many studies. Further research is needed to investigate the interaction between intervention features and participant characteristics.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)245-265
Number of pages21
JournalInternational Journal of Disability, Development and Education
Volume57
Issue number3
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2010

Keywords

  • anger
  • children
  • cognitive-behavioural
  • community settings
  • intervention
  • modification
  • special needs

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