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ERIC Number: ED236824
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1983-Aug
Pages: 27
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: 0
Academic Cognitive Training and Stimulants in Hyperactivity: A Pilot Study.
Abikoff, Howard
The pilot study evaluated a 10-week academic cognitive training program in 12 stimulant-treated hyperactive boys (6-11 years old). Training components included self monitoring and self reinforcement of problem solving behaviors, the exclusive use of academic tasks and materials, and correspondence training. Significant improvement was found in Wide Range Achievement Test reading scores and in reading comprehension on the Stanford Achievement Test. Ss performed significantly better than a no treatment control group on an academic skills test comprised of task instructions more varied than those on standardized achievement tests. Findings provide support for large-scale, controlled investigations of the efficacy of academic cognitive training as an adjunct to stimulants in underachieving and learning-disordered hyperactive children. (Author/CL)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: National Inst. of Mental Health (DHHS), Rockville, MD.
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Psychological Association (Anaheim, CA, August 1983).