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Children with Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder

  • Patricia A. Prelock
  • Tiffany L. Hutchins
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Abstract

The impact of symptoms characterizing attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder on communication is highlighted in this chapter. The chapter emphasizes the potential co-occurrence of an undiagnosed language deficit or a co-occurring communication disorder that complicates both the assessment and intervention process. ADHD is defined, highlighting the criteria for diagnosis as well as the prevalence, possible causes, and cultural differences seen in ADHD.

Keywords

Attention deficit Hyperactivity Children Inattention Impulsivity Comorbidity Language assessment Intervention ADHD/inattentive type ADHD/impulsive type 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Patricia A. Prelock
    • 1
  • Tiffany L. Hutchins
    • 2
  1. 1.College of Nursing & Health SciencesUniversity of VermontBurlingtonUSA
  2. 2.Department of Communication Sciences & DisordersUniversity of VermontBurlingtonUSA

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