A Teaching Method for Brain-Injured and Hyperactive Children: A Demonstration-Pilot Study

A Teaching Method for Brain-Injured and Hyperactive Children: A Demonstration-Pilot Study

A Teaching Method for Brain-Injured and Hyperactive Children: A Demonstration-Pilot Study

A Teaching Method for Brain-Injured and Hyperactive Children: A Demonstration-Pilot Study

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In introducing the reader to this monograph, it should be said that the authors have provided an extensive amount of data dealing with an educational program for hyperactive and brain-injured children. Many decisions had to be made regarding the nature of the data to be included in the report. Since the study was in the form of a demonstration and pilot project, it was decided to include as much data as possible in the hope that the future would permit others to extend the demonstration-pilot study phase into a more fully controlled experiment in the knowledge of what had already been done. However, even within this broad goal, decisions had to be reached regarding the inclusion or omission of much data.

It was finally decided to include most if not all of the data which in any way related to education per se. In the authors' files there are the complete tracings of the electroencephalograms. Only a summary of these results are included, since this data does not immediately have a bearing on educational program or teaching materials. Similarly, only one group of case studies has been reproduced in the Appendix. All the data is available, however, for each of the 39 children studied. Much highly interesting psychological data dealing with the Draw-a-Person test and with the Bender-Gestalt test has had to be omitted from this report due to space limitations.

The reader may be concerned that too much detail has been included in spite of the deletions of data which have been mentioned. The authors have attempted to extract from the data every possible fact which might have a bearing on the education of the children under consideration. Few conclusions are reached, because of the limited duration of the intensive phase of the study. Numerous implications are drawn, since it is felt that implications are more appropriate to a pilot study than are decisive conclusions. The results of individual tests are therefore included in consideration of the test itself. The data which was finally used in the monograph has been included, first, be-

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