Millions of dollars are spent annually on special educational programs for children whose severe behavior disorders prevent them from participating in the regular school setting despite average or above average intellectual capacity. A growing body of research indicates that some of these behavior disorders are related to nutritional problems. (Pfeiffer and Iliev 1972; Kittler 1973; Mayron 1979; and Buckley 1977), and many clinicians support the view that no matter what the etiology of behavioral disorders, nutritional programs can improve the baseline data on medical, social and intellectual achievement, and on personality measures (Palmer 1978). Our purpose here is to present a checklist of physical symptoms associated with dietary problems related to nonadaptive behavior in order to help teachers determine if a medical-nutritional referral is appropriate.
Copyright © 1982, Academic Therapy Publications
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Bobner, Ronald F.; Marchionda, Louisa M.; Ridenour, Carolyn; Newman, Isadore; and Beaubien, Mary J., "Behavioral Disorders: A Nutritional Checklist for the Educational Practitioner" (1982). Educational Leadership Faculty Publications. 98.