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ERIC Number: EJ862435
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009
Pages: 14
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 0
ISSN: ISSN-0009-3920
Developmental Changes in Attention and Comprehension among Children with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder
Bailey, Ursula L.; Lorch, Elizabeth P.; Milich, Richard; Charnigo, Richard
Child Development, v80 n6 p1842-1855 Nov-Dec 2009
Changes in visual attention and story comprehension for children (N = 132) with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) and comparison peers were examined. Between the ages of 7 and 9 (Phase 1) and approximately 21 months later (Phase 2), children viewed 2 televised stories: 1 in the presence of toys and 1 in their absence. Both groups of children showed developmental increases in visual attention and stable group differences over time. Deficits in comprehension among children with ADHD, however, increased over time. Whereas comparison children's recall of factual and causal information increased over time in both viewing conditions, children with ADHD showed no developmental improvement in recall of factual information in the toys-present condition and no improvement in recall of causal relations in either viewing condition.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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