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

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.  

Context
Target group
Toddlers Primary school age 
Description of the target group
Description of the intervention
Evidence
Moderate
Evidence
2 / 3
Effectiveness
Moderate
Effects
2 / 3
Usefulness
Weak
Usefulness – Total score
7 / 15
Training
3 / 3
Training availability
1 / 3
Cost effectiveness
0 / 3
Suitability
1 / 3
Evaluation/appraisal
2 / 3
References
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  • Hutchings, J. (2004). The introduction of the Webster-Stratton Incredible Years Classroom Dinosaur School Programme in Gwynedd, North Wales: A pilot study. Educational & Child Psychology, 21, 4-15. Link to the reference
  • Hutchings, J., Bywater, T., Gridley, N., Whitaker, C., Martin-Forbes, P & Gruffydd, S. (2011). The incredible years therapeutic social and emotional skills programme: A pilot study. School Psychology International, 33, 285-293. Link to the reference
  • Larsson B, Fossum S, Clifford G, Drugli MB, Handegård BH & Morch W-T (2009). Treatment of Oppositional Defiant and Conduct Problems in Young Norwegian Children. Results of Randomized Controlled Trial. European Child and Adolescent Psychiatry 18, 42-52. Link to the reference
  • Webster-Stratton, C., & Hammond M. (1997). Treating children with early-onset conduct problems: A comparison of child and parent training interventions. Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology 65, 93-109. Link to the reference
  • Webster-Stratton, C., Reid, J., Hammond, M (2004). Treating children with early-onset conduct problems: Intervention outcomes for parent, child, and teacher training. Journal of Clinical Child and Adolescent Psychiatry 33, 105-24. Link to the reference
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