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ERIC Number: ED306752
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1985
Pages: 15
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: N/A
Children, Hyperactivity and Low Frustration Tolerance.
Shaughnessy, Michael F.; Scott, Patricia Carol
This paper addresses issues regarding the hyperactive child, the impulsive child, and the low frustration tolerance child. It points out the subjectivity involved in identifying children as hyperactive, and outlines various forms of hyperactivity: the child who is in constant movement, the child who manages control in school but exhibits whirlwind behavior at home, the child who is well-behaved until something upsets the routine, the child whose behavior gradually deteriorates over a period of time, and the child who is adversely affected by change. A list is offered of factors to consider in assessing the child's behavior. The frustration tolerance of parents and teachers is also a factor. Avenues which can be explored to improve the situation include examining the child's diet; examining the child's emotional world; examining the duration, frequency, and intensity of the behavior; trying preventative measures; using medication; using behavior modification; providing structure in the form of a highly organized, rigid, systematic environment; consulting a physician; and ensuring that parents take care of their own health. (JDD)
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Practitioners; Parents
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A