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ERIC Number: EJ811173
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008-May
Pages: 11
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 46
ISSN: ISSN-1940-4158
Language Deficits in ADHD Preschoolers
Agapitou, Paraskevi; Andreou, Georgia
Australian Journal of Learning Difficulties, v13 n1 p39-49 May 2008
The present study examined the impact of preschool ADHD on linguistic and metalinguistic awareness and mental ability. Eight subscales of the Athina Test were administered to ADHD preschoolers and a control group. Results showed that ADHD preschoolers performed significantly lower than the control group in all tasks. The greatest difficulty for ADHD preschoolers was evident in the "phoneme synthesis" subscale, particularly with metalinguistic awareness. These results support previously reported findings that ADHD preschoolers have serious language deficits, which place them at risk for developing poor reading skills in primary school. (Contains 2 tables.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Preschool Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Greece