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ERIC Number: ED144965
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1977-Apr
Pages: 19
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: 0
Relationship Between Performance Based and Observer Based Measures of Hyperactivity. Trends in Research with Hyperactive Children.
Anderson, Robert P.; And Others
The WARD model, developed by Williamson, Anderson, Rushing and Dahl, for conceptualizing hyperactive behavior is presented. The assessment system for measuring hyperactivity utilizes a mobile, portable digital logic system. This system controls a basic vigilance task, which provides a measure of attentional deficits, and a movement/stable metric chair, which provides a measure of motor restlessness. These measures are compared to teacher observation of hyperactivity using the Connors Teacher Rating scale. Teachers appear to be making fairly accurate judgments about children seen as disruptive in the classroom; most of them actually test out as hyperkinetic. Family background and ethnic variables are discussed. Comparisons of White, Black, and Mexican-American children suggest that social learning influences overt expression vs. inhibition of restless tendencies. Comments regarding long-term success of drug therapy are also included. (Author/MV)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
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Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the Southwestern Psychological Association (24th, Fort Worth, Texas, April 21-23, 1977)