The Incredible Years programme – Small Group Dinosaur
Full evaluation
Meets inclusion criteria
Limited evidence of effectiveness or usefulness

Small Group Dinosaur is intended for children aged 3–12 with severe behavioural problems and disorders. This structured programme is designed to promote factors that protect children from behavioural problems and to address associated risk factors.

Topics include anger management and problem-solving skills, pro-social skills and developing emotional control.

Small Group Dinosaur forms part of the wider Incredible Years programme package. This therapeutic intervention is designed to be delivered to children in a group setting for the purposes of prevention and treatment of behavioural problems.

Please note that this a summary of the full evaluation, which is currently only available in Finnish.  

Target group
Toddlers Primary school age 
Description of the target group
Description of the intervention
2 / 3
2 / 3
Usefulness – Total score
7 / 15
3 / 3
Training availability
1 / 3
Cost effectiveness
0 / 3
1 / 3
2 / 3
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