ERIC Number: EJ691630
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2005-May
Verbal Skills in Children with ADHD. Short Report
Andreou, G.; Agapitou, P.; Karapetsas, A.
European Journal of Special Needs Education, v20 n2 p231-238 May 2005
The present study examined whether ADHD children exhibit low verbal IQ (VIQ) and distinguishable test profile on the Verbal comprehension (VC) and Freedom from distractibility (FFD) factors, and whether gender influences their verbal abilities. At the Laboratory of Neuropsychology of the Department of Special Education, University of Thessaly, WISC-III verbal scales were administered to 69 ADHD children (50 boys and 19 girls) and controls who were matched for age and sex. Mean scores for all WISC-III verbal scales, VIQ, VC and FFD of ADHD children were significantly lower than controls. FFD was found lower than VC and it correlated statistically significantly with VC in ADHD children. No gender differences were found among ADHD children.
Descriptors: Neuropsychology, Verbal Ability, Gender Differences, Attention Deficit Disorders, Age Differences, Children, Foreign Countries
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Greece