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Title: Young children's ability to complete cognitive behaviour therapy tasks : investigating the relationship with age, IQ, theory of mind development and mental health
Author: Noble, Lyndsay
ISNI:       0000 0004 2670 388X
Awarding Body: University of East Anglia
Current Institution: University of East Anglia
Date of Award: 2008
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There is emerging evidence to support the use of cognitive behaviour therapy (CBT) to treat children with mental health difficulties. However, the efficacy of CBT for children aged seven years and younger remains unclear. Research has focused on understanding if younger children are able to engage in cognitive tasks associated with CBT. The current study aimed to develop current research findings by investigating the relationship between theory of mind development, age, IQ and mental health status on young children's ability to successfully complete tasks related to CBT. A community sample of 98 children aged 54 to 84 months participated in the study. Children were tested on four tasks. The first task measured the ability to discriminate between thoughts, feelings and behaviours. The second task measured their ability to identify their owm thoughts and feelings and establish links between them. The third task was a shortened form of a standardised intelligence test (WPPS-III ). The fourth task measured theory of mind ability.
Supervisor: Not available Sponsor: Not available
Qualification Name: Thesis (Ph.D.) Qualification Level: Doctoral
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