ERIC Number: ED139182
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1977-Apr
Psychotropic and Anticonvulsant Drug Usage in Early Childhood Special Education Programs III. A Preliminary Report: Parent Interviews about Drug Treatment.
Gadow, Kenneth D.
Interviewed were 115 parents of children receiving medication for hyperactivity, convulsive disorders, or other reasons. Parents received a Children's Medication Chart (CMC) which contained life size pictures of 69 different products to aid parents in identifying medication. The telephone interview covered such aspects as frequency of administration, therapeutic response, side effects, physician referral, drug-free periods, and dosage. Among results were that the CMC was an effective research tool; that the most frequently prescribed drugs for hyperactive children are stimulants; that the most frequently prescribed drugs for children with convulsive disorders are Dilantin, phenobarbital, and Mysoline; and that side effects were reported by 46.2% of the parents for 47.3% of the drugs prescribed for hyperactive children, and 38.6% of the parents of children with convulsive disorders for 37.5% of the drugs. (CL)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Bureau of Education for the Handicapped (DHEW/OE), Washington, DC.; National Institutes of Health (DHEW), Bethesda, MD.
Authoring Institution: Illinois Univ., Urbana. Inst. for Child Behavior and Development.
Note: Paper presented at the Annual International Convention, The Council for Exceptional Children (55th, Atlanta, Georgia, April 11-15, 1977)