ERIC Number: ED123857
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1976-May
Reference Count: 0
Hyperkinetic Children--A Synopsis of Possible Causes, Treatments, and Educational Aspects.
Lall, Geeta Rani
From a literature review, the author summarizes the etiology, treatment, and educational aspects of hyperactivity in children. Listed are two sets of questions which represent the differences between the behavior patterns of preschool and school-aged hyperactive and control groups. Questioned is the use of drug therapy and considered are such causes of hyperactivity as improper oxygenation, low level of glucose or inability to tolerate and assimilate sugar, vitamin deficiency, and improper lighting. Several techniques for the teacher to use in helping the hyperactive child in the classroom are noted to include individualized instruction, behavior modification using rewards, effective seating arrangements, and as much physical activity as possible. (SB)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Andrews Univ., Berrien Springs, MI. Dept. of Education.