Intervention with Hyperactive Children

Intervention with Hyperactive Children

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Hyperactivity has historically been a major concern of parents and teachers. Over the years, the term has come to mean many things to different persons. For some, the term is synonymous with qbrain damage, q and the prescribed course of treatment is medical. For others, the term is a catch all, covering almost any behaviors that are found to be obtrusive or disrup tive by the child's caretakers. In recent years, there has been a great outcry by some over the use and abuse of the term as a justification for controlling the child. Others have expressed great concern over the excessive, inappro priate, or poorly monitored use of drug therapy with regard to hyperactivity. The current interest in hyperactive children is reflected in several major books (Cantwell, 1975; Feingold, 1975; Fine, 1977; Ross and Ross, 1976; Wender, 1973; Safer and Allen, 1976; Stewart and Olds, 1973). The num ber of published papers and symposia over the last several years is also voluminous. The main questions posed by practitioners revolve around intervention with the hyperactive child. The growing literature on intervention has identified a variety of approaches with demonstrated utility; including drug therapy, behavior modification, biofeedback, sensory-motor training, cog nitive training, environmental manipulations, and family therapy.Picture Completion, 7; Picture Arrangement, 10; Block Design, 12; Object Assembly, 12; Coding, 7; and Mazes, 12. ... that Ron possessed the scholastic aptitude/general intelligence necessary for mastery of the basic skills included in the first-grade curriculum. ... Standardized measures of perceptual development, linguistic development, and achievement skills were also included in the assessment.

Title:Intervention with Hyperactive Children
Author:Marvin J. Fine
Publisher:Springer Science & Business Media - 2012-12-06


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