ERIC Number: ED153384
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1978-May
A Follow-Up Study of Adults Who Were Clinically Diagnosed as Hyperkinetic in Childhood.
Beck, Mitchell A.
A followup study involving 24 Ss was conducted to investigate the extent to which hyperkinesis, and its associate behavioral problems, persist into adulthood in children who have been clinically diagnosed as having the hyperkinetic behavioral syndrome. Five areas were considered: behavioral change, educational attainment, treatment, occupational structure, and self-esteem. Among findings were that Ss demonstrated a reduction of the primary behavioral symptoms of hyperkinesis that was evident at time of original diagnosis, however this reduction was not significant; that of the 10 Ss receiving quick and short-term intervention, all graduated from high school; and that 58% of the Ss repeated at least one school grade, yet 75% graduated from high school. (SBH)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Annual International Convention, The Council for Exceptional Children (56th, Kansas City, Missouri, May 2-5, 1978, Session R2)