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ERIC Number: EJ920643
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011-May
Pages: 11
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 55
ISSN: ISSN-1087-0547
Alerting, Orienting, and Executive Attention in Children with ADHD
Mullane, Jennifer C.; Corkum, Penny V.; Klein, Raymond M.; McLaughlin, Elizabeth N.; Lawrence, Michael A.
Journal of Attention Disorders, v15 n4 p310-320 May 2011
Objective: This study evaluated the alerting, orienting, and executive attention abilities of children with ADHD and their typically developing (TD) peers using a modified version of the adult attention network test (ANT-I). Method: A total of 25 children with ADHD, Combined Type (ADHD-C, mean age = 9.20 years), 20 children with ADHD, Predominantly Inattentive Type (ADHD-I, mean age = 9.58 years), and 45 TD children (mean age = 9.41 years) matched on age and intelligence to the ADHD group completed the ANT-I. Results: As hypothesized, children with ADHD (n = 45) displayed significantly weaker alerting and executive attention than TD children (n = 45) but did not differ from TD children in orienting ability. Children with ADHD-C (n = 25) did not differ from children with ADHD-I (n = 20) on any of the three networks. Conclusions: Results supported the growing body of evidence that has found alerting and executive attention deficits in children with ADHD. (Contains 5 notes, 1 table, and 1 figure.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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