What Parents Need To Know About Stimulant Drugs And Special Education

Conners, C. Keith
June 1973
Journal of Learning Disabilities;Jun/Jul1973, Vol. 6 Issue 6, p349
Academic Journal
This paper addresses some of the complexities surrounding the use of stimulant drugs for behavior and learning disorders. The problems of diagnosis, professional communication, follow-up, and role of other therapies are discussed. Parents are warned not to accept simplistic treatment programs lacking careful diagnostic evaluation and continued follow-up.


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