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Attention processes in children with movement difficulties, reading difficulties or both

Cruddace, S. A. and Riddell, P. M. (2006) Attention processes in children with movement difficulties, reading difficulties or both. Journal of Abnormal Child Psychology, 34 (5). pp. 672-680. ISSN 0091-0627

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To link to this article DOI: 10.1007/s10802-006-9053-8

Abstract/Summary

Reading difficulties (RD) and movement difficulties (MD) co-occur more often in clinical populations than expected for independent disorders. In this study, we investigated the pattern of association between attentional processes, RD and MD in a population of 9 year old school children. Children were screened to identify index groups with RD, MD or both, plus a control group. These groups were then tested on a battery of cognitive attention assessments (TEA-Ch). Results confirmed that the occurrence of RD and MD was greater than would be predicted for independent disorders. Additionally, children with MD, whether or not combined with RD, had poor performance on all attention measures when compared with typically developing children. Children with RD only, were no poorer on measures of attention than typical children. The results are discussed with respect to approaches proposed to account for the co-occurrence of disorders.

Item Type:Article
Refereed:Yes
Divisions:Faculty of Life Sciences > School of Psychology and Clinical Language Sciences
ID Code:14094
Uncontrolled Keywords:reading disorder, movement disorder, attention deficit, attention, children, DEFICIT-HYPERACTIVITY DISORDER, DEFICIT/HYPERACTIVITY DISORDER, DYSLEXIA, SENSITIVITY, COMORBIDITY, CEREBELLUM, ACTIVATION, DISABILITY, CORTEX

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