Matthew McGovern

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BACKGROUND In April 2004, an incentive based contract was introduced to UK primary care. An important element of the new contract is the ability to exclude individuals from quality indicators for a variety of reasons (known as 'exception reporting'). Exception of patients with stroke or TIA from the recording and achievement of quality indicators may have(More)
Self-directed learning, defined as the ability to choose what to learn about, represents a unique educational opportunity. We test the effect of self-direction on learning outcomes in children (N=32, age range=3-5 years) in a novel word-learning task conducted via touchscreen tablets. Study participants were randomly assigned to one of two learning(More)
A blind 19 yr old severely retarded man was referred for behavior therapy because of violent and disruptive tantrums. Previous behavioral strategies had failed for various reasons. A very mild, brief, vestibular oriented physical procedure was designed to provide a low level disruptive effect. Intervention consisted of loud teacher demands to stop and work(More)
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