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ERIC Number: ED116419
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1975-Aug
Pages: 78
Abstractor: N/A
Academic, Behavioral, and Psychological Responses of Hyperactive Children to Stimulant Medication.
Bradley, Eunice
The paper reviews educational, medical, and psychopharmacological research concerning the academic, behavioral, and psychological responses of hyperactive children to stimulant medication. In Chapter 1 on the problem and plan of study, brief sections are included on the educational community's lack of knowledge regarding stimulant medication, the procedure used for collecting data, and research methodology in psychopharmacological studies (including guidelines for studies with groups of children and individuals). Covered in Chapter 2 are the academic, behavioral, and psychological responses to stimulant medication, and responses (such as unorthodox interpersonal relations) which need treatment other than drugs. Among conclusions presented in Chapter 3 are that many hyperactive youngsters show positive academic, behavioral, and psychological responses to stimulant medication; that if the child has experienced much school failure, he will need guidance in thinking of himself as a successful person; and that parents of hyperactive children find counseling helpful in relieving guilt and improving their relationship with their children. Appended are a list of seven distinct patterns of performance with their characteristic drug effects, a graph of the effects of stimulant drugs on psychological tests, Conners' Teacher Rating Scales, position papers from the American Academy of Pediatrics and the American School Health Association, and the Report of the Conference on the Use of Stimulant Drugs in the Treatment of Behaviorally Disturbed Young Children. (SB)
Publication Type: Dissertations/Theses
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: N/A
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Master's Thesis, Northeastern Illinois University