Date of Award
Master of Arts
Dr. Malcolm H. Robertson
Dr. Chris Koronakos
Dr. Dale M. Brethower
Masters Thesis-Open Access
The purpose of the present thesis is to evaluate the hyperactive child in a manner that true hyperactivity will not be confused with hyperactive behaviors which are caused by illnesses, stress at school, stress at home, and with normal childhood energy.
No two hyperactive children are alike. They vary in personality, problems, strengths, weaknesses, and environment. In general, hyperactive children are said to have several common characteristics such as poor performance in school, short attention spans, impulsiveness, poor motor control, low frustration levels, and an inability to delay gratification of needs and demands.
Clinical experience reveals that most hyperactive children have multiple problems. Hyperactive children usually have a combination of metabolic, nutritional, or allergy problems along with motor and perceptional difficulties, poor discipline methods, and environmental stress.
A multi-approach to treatment is recommended in order to increase the feelings of self-worth within each member of the family.
van Dooijeweert, Marian Maria Sofia, "The Hyperactive Child and the Family: A Procedural Approach to Evaluation and Treatment" (1982). Masters Theses. 1699.