Date of Award


Document Type

Research Paper

Superseded Degree Name

Master of Arts in Education (Education of Learning Disabled Children)

Colleges & School

Cardinal Stritch College

Degree Granted By

Cardinal Stritch College

First Advisor

Sister Joanne Marie Kliebhan, O.S.F.

Library of Congress Subject Heading

Hyperactive children--Medical care; Hyperactive children--Education; Hyperkinesia


The researcher has investigated areas just beginning to be tapped as alternatives to the prescriptive medications now so popularly used. Such areas as food additives, sugar, allergies, diet, megavitamins, electromyographic biofeedback, sleep therapy, the use of caffeine, and lighting are currently being researched to determine possibly crucial effects on the behavior of a hyperactive child. The field is as yet new, but the evidence appears to indicate that there are alternative approaches to dealing with hyperactivity.


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