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ERIC Number: ED048374
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1971-Feb
Pages: 9
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: 0
Development of a Score That Separates Hyperkinetic and Normal Children and Demonstrates Drug Effect.
Burleigh, Allison C.; And Others
It is hypothesized that children with hyperkinesis tend to repeat inappropriate behavior patterns more frequently than do other children. To assess this tendency to perseverate, a new scoring method using the Porteus Maze Test was devised. On a limited sample of children diagnosed as hyperkinetic and not hyperkinetic, analyses indicate that the measure differentiates between the two groups. Hyperkinetics were divided into two treatment groups and medicated either with Ritalin or with a placebo. Changes in test scores indicate that children treated with Ritalin show significantly more improvement than children on a placebo. (Author)
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Identifiers: Porteus Maze Test
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Educational Research Association, New York, New York, February 1971