ERIC Number: EJ818707
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008
Abstractor: As Provided
Early Histories of School-Aged Children with Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder
Loe, Irene M.; Balestrino, Maria D.; Phelps, Randall A.; Kurs-Lasky, Marcia; Chaves-Gnecco, Diego; Paradise, Jack L.; Feldman, Heidi M.
Child Development, v79 n6 p1853-1868 Nov-Dec 2008
In a prospective study of developmental outcomes in relation to early-life otitis media, behavioral, cognitive, and language measures were administered to a large, diverse sample of children at 2, 3, 4, 6, and 9-11 years of age (N = 741). At 9-11 years of age, 9% of the children were categorized as having attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) based on parent report. Compared to the non-ADHD group, the ADHD group had higher (i.e., less favorable) scores on parent and teacher versions of the Child Behavior Checklist at all ages. Children in the ADHD group also had lower scores on cognitive and receptive language measures in preschool. The findings support the concept that ADHD is a cognitive as well as a behavioral disorder.
Descriptors: Check Lists, Diseases, Hyperactivity, Attention Deficit Disorders, Child Behavior, Receptive Language, Measures (Individuals), Language Skills, Cognitive Ability, Scores, Preschool Children, Children, Toddlers, Young Children
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: Child Behavior Checklist