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ERIC Number: EJ930958
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011-Aug
Pages: 10
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1087-0547
Coexisting Disorders and Academic Achievement among Children with ADHD
Barnard-Brak, Lucy; Sulak, Tracey N.; Fearon, Danielle D.
Journal of Attention Disorders, v15 n6 p506-515 Aug 2011
Objective: ADHD is a commonly diagnosed neuropsychological disorder among school-aged children with reported high rates of coexisting or comorbid disorders. As ADHD has been associated with academic underachievement, the current study examines this association in view of the presence of coexisting disorders. The purpose of the current study is to examine the relationship between the presence of coexisting disorders and academic achievement among children with ADHD using a large, nationally representative, and community-based sample. Method: To achieve this purpose, the presence of coexisting disorders with ADHD and academic achievement are examined across time utilizing latent growth models. Results: Our results indicate an inverse relationship between the presence of coexisting disorders and academic achievement across time among children diagnosed with ADHD. Conclusion: The authors conclude that practitioners must be concerned with the presence of coexisting disorders for children with ADHD with respect to academic achievement as well as other behavioral and psychological outcomes. (Contains 3 figures and 3 tables.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Elementary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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