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ERIC Number: EJ784446
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008-Mar
Pages: 8
Abstractor: Author
Reference Count: 0
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ISSN: ISSN-0278-2626
Differences in Paper-and-Pencil versus Computerized Line Bisection According to ADHD Subtype and Hand-Use
Rolfe, Mei Hsin Suzanne; Hamm, Jeff P.; Waldie, Karen E.
Brain and Cognition, v66 n2 p188-195 Mar 2008
Two versions of the line bisection task, paper-and-pencil and computerized, were administered to non-medicated children (5-12 years) with and without Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD). Fifteen children were classified with ADHD-Inattentive type (ADHD-I), 15 were classified with ADHD-Combined or Hyperactive-Impulsive type (ADHD-C), and 15 children served as controls. During the paper-and-pencil task, and irrespective of hand-use, participants with ADHD-C bisected lines with a right bias, whereas participants with ADHD-I showed a leftwards bias. Interestingly, during the computerized version, an opposite pattern of hemineglect was observed with a leftwards bias for participants with ADHD-C and a rightwards bias for participants with ADHD-I. These findings suggest that different task demands are associated with the paper-and-pencil and computerized tasks. The findings also suggest that the two subtypes differ according to their cognitive profile, and possibly differ as to their underlying neural impairment.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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