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ERIC Number: EJ949244
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008-Aug
Pages: 5
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 24
ISSN: ISSN-0012-1622
Differences in Motor Imagery between Children with Developmental Coordination Disorder with and without the Combined Type of ADHD
Lewis, Matthew; Vance, Alasdair; Maruff, Paul; Wilson, Peter; Cairney, Sheree
Developmental Medicine & Child Neurology, v50 n8 p608-612 Aug 2008
It has been proposed, and questioned, whether motor impairments in attention-deficit-hyperactivity disorder, combined type (ADHD-C) alone, developmental coordination disorder (DCD) alone, and ADHD-C and comorbid DCD (ADHD-C/DCD) may arise from disruption to a common set of cognitive functions and their related neural substrate. This study examined movement durations for real and imagined movements in a visually guided pointing task in 58 prepubertal children aged 8 to 12 years old with ADHD-C alone (n = 14), ADHD-C/DCD (n = 14), DCD alone (n = 15), and an age-, sex-, and Full-scale IQ-matched healthy comparison group (n = 15). There were 10 males and 4 or 5 females in each group. The DCD alone group demonstrated an inability to generate imagined movements that was not present in the ADHD-C group, with or without comorbid DCD, or healthy comparison participants. These findings add to the emerging literature characterizing intended and actual motor impairments associated with DCD alone. (Contains 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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