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Roberts, Holly J.; Floress, Margaret T.; Ellis, Cynthia R. – Psychology in the Schools, 2009
The number of children taking psychotropic medications has dramatically increased in recent years. These children typically take medication during school hours, thereby making the school setting an optimal venue in which evaluate the effectiveness of medications. Given their training in data-based decision making, intervention, and assessment,…
Descriptors: School Psychologists, Pharmacology, School Psychology, Ethics
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Vaughan, Brigette S.; Roberts, Holly J.; Needelman, Howard – Psychology in the Schools, 2009
Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) is common among children. Fortunately, ADHD is highly treatable with medication. The purpose of this article is to serve as a primer on medication treatment for ADHD for school psychologists. The article discusses the available stimulant and nonstimulant medication for the treatment of ADHD.…
Descriptors: Stimulants, School Psychologists, Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder, Drug Therapy