letters to the editor

Katz, Joel R.; Renshaw, Domeena C.; Schwab, Lee; Block, Walter M.; Brown, George W.
October 1975
Journal of Learning Disabilities;Oct1975, Vol. 8 Issue 8, p66
Academic Journal
Presents commentaries to Sidney Walker's article concerning the use of stimulant drugs to control the behavior of hyperkinetic children. Rebuttal to Walker's claim that the medical profession is careless in its criteria for the use of stimulant drugs; Implication of the drug therapy for parents of hyperkinetic children; Importance of sound medical judgment when administering psychoactive drugs for hyperactive children.


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