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Implementation of Climb Up Program for Children With Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) and Dyslexia in a School in India (ClimbUp)

This study has been completed.
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First Posted: November 13, 2009
Last Update Posted: August 4, 2015
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Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Devendra I Mehta, Climb Up Kids
A multimodal intervention was rolled out at a large public school in Najibabad, Uttar Pradesh (UP). The program identified elementary school children with ADHD and Dyslexia using standard screening of all children who had performance impairment in at least one domain of the Vanderbilt questionnaire. The program consisted of play therapy, physical exercise, yoga and meditation. The program was established by High school volunteers from The US and UK over 6 weeks. Once implemented during the morning of school, high school volunteers from the school were trained to continue the program. Vanderbilt questionnaires were completed at intervals to allow follow up.

Condition Intervention Phase
Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder Dyslexia Behavioral: Climb Up ADHD and Dyslexia Program Phase 1 Phase 2

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Intervention Model: Single Group Assignment
Masking: None (Open Label)
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: Implementation of a Multimodal Program Including Yoga and Meditation as Well as Play Therapy for ADHD and Dyslexia in a Public School in Najibabad, India

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Further study details as provided by Devendra I Mehta, Climb Up Kids:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • Changes in ADHD scores using Vanderbilt [ Time Frame: Intervals of 6 months ]

Secondary Outcome Measures:
  • Improvement in self-care as assessed by improvement in dental Decayed, Missing and Filled Teeth (DMFT) scores [ Time Frame: 6 to 12 month interval changes ]
  • Improvement in speed and accuracy of reading samples for children with Dyslexia [ Time Frame: 6 to 12 monthly ]

Enrollment: 76
Study Start Date: May 2007
Study Completion Date: August 2015
Primary Completion Date: August 2015 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Arms Assigned Interventions
Experimental: Climbup ADHD and Dyslexia Program

Open label - intervention with pre and post parameters collected

Intervention: Yoga, Meditation, Play therapy for children with ADHD and Dyslexia twice a week in classroom with 6 week and 12 month, primary outcomes in terms of Vanderbilt ADHD scores

Behavioral: Climb Up ADHD and Dyslexia Program
Using a peer mediated multimodal intervention program for ADHD and Dyslexia use Yoga, Meditation, Play therapy administered by (trained) high school volunteers


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Ages Eligible for Study:   6 Years to 11 Years   (Child)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No

Inclusion Criteria:

  • All children between 6 and 11 years attending MDKV public school in Najibabad, UP who had assessment performed for ADHD or Dyslexia

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Children who were not enrolled by the parents
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Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier (NCT number): NCT01012778

MDKV Schools
Najibabad, UP, India
Sponsors and Collaborators
Climb Up Kids
Principal Investigator: Devendra Mehta, MBBS MSC MRCP Arnold Palmer Hospital for Children
  More Information

Responsible Party: Devendra I Mehta, PI, Climb Up Kids
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT01012778     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: NAJMDKV2007
First Submitted: November 5, 2009
First Posted: November 13, 2009
Last Update Posted: August 4, 2015
Last Verified: August 2015

Keywords provided by Devendra I Mehta, Climb Up Kids:
Performance impairment
Peer mediated

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Attention Deficit Disorder with Hyperactivity
Attention Deficit and Disruptive Behavior Disorders
Neurodevelopmental Disorders
Mental Disorders
Neurologic Manifestations
Nervous System Diseases
Signs and Symptoms
Language Disorders
Communication Disorders
Neurobehavioral Manifestations
Learning Disorders