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ERIC Number: ED103760
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1971
Pages: 12
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Reference Count: 0
The Hyperactive Child in the Classroom.
Bezzi, D. R.; Ferguson, Debby Allred
The purpose of this research was two-fold: first, it examined the inappropriate behavior exhibited by a group of parent-labeled hyperactive children; and second, it evaluated various techniques that might be utilized by the classroom teacher to deal more effectively with these children. The hyperactive children observed in this study were from an extremely high income, white collar, suburban community. The author presents a description of these hyperactive children, some associated classroom behavior problems, and possible causal factors in the home environment. This is followed by a discussion of methods and techniques which can be effectively utilized by the classroom teacher to deal with the child's inappropriate behavior. The role of punishment, reinforcement and behavior modification, in general, is discussed as it applies to both the continuation and elimination of inappropriate behavior. The author cautions against the overuse of behavior modification and drug therapy as means of dealing with hyperactivity in children. It is concluded that the teacher must receive parental support and cooperation if such behavior modification programs are to be highly successful. (Author/BW)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
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