Group Multimodal Therapy (MMT) for Children with ADHD

Multimodal Therapy (MMT) targets several areas, including behaviour, emotion, sensation, imagery, cognition and biology. MMT treatment for ADHD typically consists of both medication management and behavioural treatment (in this instance in an group setting). Sessions incorporate not only the child (typical age 8) but also parents and teachers. MMT tends to have a longer duration (up to 14 months) than a single intervention (4 months). Trained therapists and GPs deliver the intervention in a range of settings (e.g. school or GP surgery).

Target group Children aged 3–11 with ADHD
Focus of intervention
    Level of intervention
    • Treatment
    • Maintenance
    Outcomes affected
    • Doing well in school
    • Good behaviour
    Impact of intervention

    Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder symptoms: -0.20
    Disruptive behaviour disorder symptoms: -0.40*
    Test scores: 0.05

    *statistically significant at p<0.05

    Figure(s) taken from this report.

    Meta-analysis updated in August 2013.

    Risk & protective factors targeted

    Cost-benefit analysis

    Source of benefits

    Contact information
    Local authorities running the intervention in the UK
    • UK-wide

    Please contact us if you are running this intervention in the UK.