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ERIC Number: EJ781774
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008-Jan
Pages: 22
Abstractor: Author
Reference Count: 49
ISSN: ISSN-0269-9206
Narrative Organization Skills in Children with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder and Language Impairment: Application of the Causal Network Model
Luo, Fei; Timler, Geralyn R.
Clinical Linguistics & Phonetics, v22 n1 p25-46 Jan 2008
Studies suggest that the oral narratives of children with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) are less organized than those of typically developing peers. Many studies, however, do not account for children's language abilities. Because language impairment (LI) is a frequent comorbid condition in children with ADHD, this exploratory study investigated language abilities and narrative organization skills in children with and without ADHD. Narratives were elicited using the picture-sequence task and the single-picture task from the Test of Narrative Language (Gillam & Pearson, 2004). The causal network model (Trabasso, Van den Broek, & Suh, 1989) was applied to analyse the narratives. Specifically, narratives were examined to identify complete and incomplete superordinate and subordinate Goal-Attempt-Outcome (GAO) units. The results revealed no differences among the groups in the picture-sequence task. Children with ADHD+LI produced significantly fewer complete superordinate GAO units than typical children in the single-picture task. Theoretical and clinical implications are discussed. (Contains 9 tables and 1 note.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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