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Medication in the classroom: A hard pill to swallow?

Howell, K., Evans, D. and Gardiner, J. (1997) Medication in the classroom: A hard pill to swallow? Teaching Exceptional Children, 29 (6). pp. 58-61.

Abstract

No getting around it: Controversy surrounds the use of prescribed stimulant medication (STM) for students with attention-related difficulties. The reality is that an increasing number of children and adolescents are being prescribed these drugs for use at school (Forness, Sweeney, & Toy, 1996; Safer & Krager, 1994). Although the effectiveness of stimulant medications in assisting students, either behaviorally and academically, is in contention (Epstein & Cullinan, 1991), the use of STMs is increasing to the point that it has become a frequent topic of discussion in the popular press (Hancock, 1996).

Item Type: Journal Article
Publisher: The Council for Exceptional Children
Copyright: The Council for Exceptional Children
Publishers Website: http://www.cec.sped.org/Publications/CEC-Journals/...
URI: http://researchrepository.murdoch.edu.au/id/eprint/17299
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