ERIC Number: ED409681
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1996
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Qualitative Analysis of Graphomotor Output in Children with Attentional Disorders.
Stern, Catherine; And Others
Graphomotor output was assessed in children with attentional problems using the Repeated Patterns Test (RPT). Forty-eight subjects, ages 8 to 13, who met standard criteria for Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD), participated, of whom 24 had primarily Inattentive Type and 24 had Combined Type ADHD. Both groups had intact visuomotor integration and visual perception abilities. Results revealed that, compared to age-matched normally developing children, both groups demonstrated impairments on this test. The additional feature of hyperactivity further impaired performance. It was concluded that the differences between groups on the RPT reflect underlying inattention, impulsivity, and/or executive dysfunction typically associated with Attention Deficit Disorder. The RPT was judged to be a sensitive tool for the evaluation of graphomotor output in children with attention problems and possibly a valuable instrument to include in assessments. (Author/DB)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Brown Univ., Providence, RI.