The impact of specific language impairment on working memory in children with ADHD combined subtype

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Title:
The impact of specific language impairment on working memory in children with ADHD combined subtype
Authors:
Jonsdottir, Solveig; Bouma, Anke; Sergeant, Joseph A; Scherder, Erik J A
Citation:
Arch Clin Neuropsychol 2005, 20(4):443-56
Issue Date:
1-Jun-2005
Abstract:
The objective of this study was to examine the impact of comorbid specific language impairment (SLI) on verbal and spatial working memory in children with DSM-IV combined subtype Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD-C). Participants were a clinical sample of 812- to 1212-year-old children diagnosed with ADHD-C. A group of ADHD-C with SLI was compared to a group of ADHD-C without SLI, and a group of normal children, matched on age and nonverbal intelligence. The results show that ADHD-C children with SLI scored significantly lower than those without SLI and normal children, on verbal working memory measures only. Both ADHD groups performed normally on spatial working memory measures. It is concluded that working memory deficits are not a specific characteristic of ADHD but are associated with language impairments. The importance of screening for language disorders in studies of neuropsychological functioning in children with ADHD is emphasized.
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dc.contributor.authorJonsdottir, Solveig-
dc.contributor.authorBouma, Anke-
dc.contributor.authorSergeant, Joseph A-
dc.contributor.authorScherder, Erik J A-
dc.date.accessioned2006-06-07T19:23:30Z-
dc.date.available2006-06-07T19:23:30Z-
dc.date.issued2005-06-01-
dc.identifier.citationArch Clin Neuropsychol 2005, 20(4):443-56en
dc.identifier.issn0887-6177-
dc.identifier.pmid15896559-
dc.identifier.doi10.1016/j.acn.2004.10.004-
dc.identifier.otherPSD12en
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/2336/3029-
dc.descriptionTo access publisher full text version of this article. Please click on the hyperlink in Additional Links fielden
dc.description.abstractThe objective of this study was to examine the impact of comorbid specific language impairment (SLI) on verbal and spatial working memory in children with DSM-IV combined subtype Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD-C). Participants were a clinical sample of 812- to 1212-year-old children diagnosed with ADHD-C. A group of ADHD-C with SLI was compared to a group of ADHD-C without SLI, and a group of normal children, matched on age and nonverbal intelligence. The results show that ADHD-C children with SLI scored significantly lower than those without SLI and normal children, on verbal working memory measures only. Both ADHD groups performed normally on spatial working memory measures. It is concluded that working memory deficits are not a specific characteristic of ADHD but are associated with language impairments. The importance of screening for language disorders in studies of neuropsychological functioning in children with ADHD is emphasized.en
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherPergamonen
dc.relation.urlhttp://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/B6VDJ-4F4H9P6-1/1/5012c1dc932f5667e8969813fa40dd6een
dc.subject.meshAdolescenten
dc.subject.meshAttention Deficit Disorder with Hyperactivityen
dc.subject.meshCase-Control Studiesen
dc.subject.meshChilden
dc.subject.meshFemaleen
dc.subject.meshHumansen
dc.subject.meshLanguage Disordersen
dc.subject.meshLanguage Testsen
dc.subject.meshMemory Disordersen
dc.subject.meshMental Recallen
dc.subject.meshNeuropsychological Testsen
dc.titleThe impact of specific language impairment on working memory in children with ADHD combined subtypeen
dc.typeArticleen
dc.identifier.journalArchives of clinical neuropsychology : the official journal of the National Academy of Neuropsychologistsen
dc.format.digYES-
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