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ERIC Number: EJ832385
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009
Pages: 7
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 14
ISSN: ISSN-0021-8855
Effects of Stimulant Medication under Varied Motivational Operations
Mace, F. Charles; Prager, Kevin L.; Thomas, Karen; Kochy, Jane; Dyer, Tim J.; Perry, Lora; Pritchard, Duncan
Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis, v42 n1 p177-183 Spr 2009
We evaluated the evocative effects of four conditions (high- and low-preference activities, low and divided attention) and stimulant medication on the behavior of a 16-year-old boy with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder and moderate mental retardation. All behavior (activity engagement, activity changes, inappropriate touching, rude behaviors, and physical aggression) improved with stimulant medication in most conditions, but undesirable behaviors were not reduced to acceptable levels in all conditions. This finding suggests that stimulant medication may be a valuable adjunct to function-based interventions. (Contains 2 figures.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
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Language: English
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