Faculty Publications

Title

Communication Performance Changes as a Function of Ritalin Dosage: A Case Study

Document Type

Article

Journal/Book/Conference Title

Communication Disorders Quarterly

Volume

5

Issue

2

First Page

126

Last Page

135

Abstract

Measures of a 7-year-old child's communication performance were analyzed as a function of varying dosages of Ritalin (methylphenidate) prescribed by a physician for controlling an attentional deficit. Data were taken from videotaped segments of low-structured clinical interaction. Measures of (1) mean length of utterance in morphemes, (2) verbal spontaneity, (3) communication flow, and (4) topic perseveration were shown to vary as a function of dosage levels. © 1981, Sage Publications. All rights reserved.

Original Publication Date

1-1-1981

DOI of published version

10.1177/152574018100500205

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