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ERIC Number: ED441294
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 2000
Pages: 11
Abstractor: N/A
Attention Deficit Disorder: Two Mothers' Perceptions.
Fernandez, Roy C.; O'Connor, Carol
This report discusses the outcomes of a study that investigated the decision-making process of two mothers' selection of treatment for their sons' attention deficit disorder (ADD). One mother opted for a medical treatment, and the other mother opted for a non-medical treatment. The boy who is medically treated is 14, and the non-medically treated boy is 12. Findings from the study indicate: (1) as toddlers both boys exhibited similar behavior patterns that both mothers considered to be out of the norm; however, they did not act on them until the boys entered elementary school, when they were advised by teachers to have their children evaluated for ADD; (2) the medically treated boy was examined and evaluated by a neurologist, while the non-medically treated boy was not; (3) the main difference in the treatment selection process of both mothers was the perception of the negative effects of drug therapy that the mother of the non-medically treated boy held; (4) both mothers were satisfied with the outcome of the treatment their sons received; (5) after 6 months of neurofeedback treatment, the non-medically treated boy was able to focus on his own without any treatment or drug. (CR)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A