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ERIC Number: ED101268
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1974
Pages: 19
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: 0
The Use of Drugs to Calm Kids.
Greenberg, Jerrold S.
The author, through an extensive review of the literature, describes the present state of knowledge regarding hyperkinetic syndrome. The review of the literature is organized into several categories: (1) hyperactive child syndrome, (2) the child's behavior, (3) treatment for the syndrome, and (4) the role of schools and school personnel. Suggestions pertaining to administration of drugs to treat hyperkinesis and to appropriate responses of school personnel are offered. The author concludes that hyperkinetic child syndrome is a complex condition whose problems persist long after the hyperactivity cases. Examples of these lingering problems are low self-esteem, despair, parental rejection, socially inappropriate behavior, and a bad reputation. The author suggests a team, consisting of physician, parent, teacher, and siblings, organized to respond to these problems. Situations can be organized in the school, for example, to raise self-esteem, to alleviate despair and anger, and to provide attention to the hyperkinetic child for appropriate, socially-acceptable behavior. (Author/BW)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers
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Note: Paper presented at New York State Federation of Chapters of the Council for Exceptional Children (Buffalo, New York, November 1974)