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Year : 1997  |  Volume : 39  |  Issue : 4  |  Page : 309-312

Neuropsychological Remediation of Hyperactive Children


1 Trainee, Department of Clinical, Psychology, National Institute of Mental Health and Neurosciences, Bangalore, India
2 Department of Clinical, Psychology, National Institute of Mental Health and Neurosciences, Bangalore, India

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Shobini L Rao
Department of Clinical, Psychology, National Institute of Mental Health and Neurosciences, Bangalore
India
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Hyperkinesis is associated with deficits of attention (poor allocation of attention resources, susceptibility to interference and perseveration); vigilance and perceptual sensitivity. Three boys aged 7-8 years with simple hyperkinesis were given cognitive tasks to improve the above functions in daily one hour sessions for a month. The children improved significantly in the above functions and behaviour. Three other children aged 5-8 years with simple hyperkinesis who were on medication improved only slightly in their behaviour during this period. Behavioural intervention and parental counselling were additional inputs to the children in both groups. Neuropsychological remediation combined with parental counselling and behavioural intervention shows promise in treating hyperactive children.



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