ERIC Number: ED120598
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1975-Sep
Reference Count: 0
What Are the Problems of a Hyperactive Child?
Stewart, Mark A.
A rationale for being skeptical of drug treatment for hyperactive children is that there is no learning of desired behaviors. Changes in the child's behavior do not carry over to the time when treatment is stopped. The proper approach is viewed as working with parents and teachers to develop behavioral and social means in the problem management of a hyperactive child before resorting to drugs. The author believes that the success of behavioral management shows that the home and school environment can often be changed so that the hyperactive child becomes a happy hyperactive rather than an unhappy, problem child. (SJL)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
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Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Psychological Association (83rd, Chicago, Illinois, August 30-September 2, 1975)