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ERIC Number: ED067596
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1972
Pages: 18
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Inhibitory Training: An Alternative Approach to Development of Controls in Hyperactive Children.
Flynn, Regina; Hopson, Buena
Hyperactivity continues to be one of the major symptoms presented to the school psychologist when children are referred for help. This paper discusses the development of a program of sequential motor exercises to train and develop the inhibitory function of the hyperactive child. The inhibitory training program is designed to follow the natural development of the child and also to remediate deficits that have developed. It is mentioned that although hyperactivity appears to be multi-etiological, it chronically shows the imbalance of the excitatory and inhibitory processes. A number of psychological implications related to this training are discussed. This pattern of exercises utilizes inhibition at at three levels: (1) the innate response system, such as tonic neck response, reciprocal response, mechanics of movement, grasp, stato-kinetic response; (2) the general motor system, using unilateral, bilateral and contralateral abilities; and (3) the special motor systems of eye-hand coordination and hand combinations. (Author/BW)
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Note: Paper presented at the National Association of School Psychologists Meeting (Chicago, Ill., March 15-18, 1972)