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ERIC Number: EJ798030
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008
Pages: 10
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 31
ISSN: ISSN-1087-0547
Visual Search by Children with and without ADHD
Mullane, Jennifer C.; Klein, Raymond M.
Journal of Attention Disorders, v12 n1 p44-53 2008
Objective: To summarize the literature that has employed visual search tasks to assess automatic and effortful selective visual attention in children with and without ADHD. Method: Seven studies with a combined sample of 180 children with ADHD (M age = 10.9) and 193 normally developing children (M age = 10.8) are located. Results: Using a qualitative approach, the authors find no group difference in automatic search, but results are variable for effortful serial search. Using a novel, graphical approach, the authors find that the ADHD group demonstrated less efficient serial search. This overall effect is explored as a function of search display complexity. Children with ADHD search less efficiently at the lowest and highest levels of display complexity. Conclusion: Children with ADHD show impairments in aspects of their effortful visual selective attention, as measured by visual search. (Contains 1 table, 1 figure, and 4 notes.)
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Publication Type: Information Analyses; Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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