ERIC Number: ED344374
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1992-Feb
Analysis of the Anterior-Posterior Gradient Hypothesis as Applied to Attention Deficit Disorder Children.
Matazow, Gail S.; Hynd, George W.
This study examined whether children (ages 6-16) diagnosed as having attention deficit disorder with hyperactivity (ADD/H) could be differentiated from those diagnosed as having attention deficit disorder without hyperactivity (ADD/WO), on an anterior-posterior gradient paradigm. It was predicted that ADD/H children (N=23) would have more deficits on tasks measuring sequential, cognitive operations and those assessing anterior or frontal lobe functioning, whereas ADD/WO children (N=19) would have more deficits on tasks measuring visual-spatial abilities and those reflecting posterior or parietal lobe functioning. No significant differences between the groups emerged across standardized and well-normed measures. Implications for testing the anterior-posterior gradient paradigm with children are discussed. (15 references) (Author/JDD)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Convention of the International Neuropsychological Society (20th, San Diego, CA, February 5-8, 1992).