ERIC Number: ED181622
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1978
Reference Count: 0
The Use of Drugs to Modify Behavior in Retarded Persons: A Practical Guide for Parents and Advocates.
Freeman, Roger D.
The guide presents information for parents, advocates, residential counselors, or retarded persons on the use of drugs in behavior modification. Reasons for concern over the use of drugs are noted, and general principles regarding such factors as individual differences in metabolism and reaction, dosage level, and changes over time are discussed. Answers are provided to 31 questions frequently asked by parents regarding reactions of retarded persons, other types of management of behavior problems which should be tried before drugs, changes in reactions during adolescence, time of administration, side effects, effects of anticonvulsants on behavior and learning, and vitamins. A final section in the monograph considers the importance of fostering better communication between parents and professionals. (CL)
Descriptors: Behavior Change, Behavior Problems, Drug Therapy, Guidelines, Mental Retardation, Operant Conditioning
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Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Canadian Association for the Mentally Retarded, Toronto (Ontario).; National Association for Retarded Citizens, Arlington, TX. Research and Demonstration Inst.
Note: M. R. Research, No. 5, A Monograph in the series published by The Research Advisory Committee; For related information, see EC 121 984-989