TITLE

Effects of Methylphenidate on Motor Skill Acquisition of Hyperactive Children

AUTHOR(S)
Wade, Michael G.
PUB. DATE
August 1976
SOURCE
Journal of Learning Disabilities;Aug/Sep1976, Vol. 9 Issue 7
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
Examines the effects of methylphenidate on motor skill acquisition of hyperactive children. Description of hyperactivity in children; Importance of purposeful motor activity to the developing child; Background on methylphenidate; Comparison of motor performance of normal children and hyperactive children with and without methylphenidate.
ACCESSION #
4729268

 

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