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ERIC Number: ED135127
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1976-Aug
Pages: 15
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Reference Count: 0
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The Assessment and Modification of Hyperkinesis: A Review of Programmatic Research at Texas Tech University.
Anderson, Robert P.; And Others
A series of studies on hyperkinesis in learning disabled children conducted at Texas Tech University over the past 10 years is reviewed. The research is described to have included three phases: the development of a basic vigilance task for assessing hyperkinesis and attentional deficits (a computer controlled series of regularly occuring events to which students were asked to respond); attempts to modify or improve the vigilance performance of hyperkinetics (using knowledge of results); and the application of these results to a classroom setting. Basic procedures in the classroom application are said to include the provision of feedback when students are not attending to the task. Findings are described which indicate that feedback alone is sufficient to decrease the non-attending behavior of students with attention deficits and motoric restlessness. (CL)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers
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Note: Paper presented at the International Scientific Conference of IFLD (3rd, Montreal, Canada, August 9-13, l976)