A preliminary study on the effect of methylphenidate on motor performance in children with comorbid DCD and ADHD.

  title={A preliminary study on the effect of methylphenidate on motor performance in children with comorbid DCD and ADHD.},
  author={Orit Bart and Tamar Yonit Podoly and Yair Bar-Haim},
  journal={Research in developmental disabilities},
  volume={31 6},
Attention Deficit Hyperactive Disorder (ADHD) and Developmental Coordination Disorder (DCD) are two developmental disorders with considerable comorbidity. The impact of Methylphenidate (MPH) on ADHD symptoms is well documented. However, the effects of MPH on motor coordination are less studied. We assessed the influence of MPH on motor performance of children with comorbid DCD and ADHD. Participants were 18 children (13 boys, mean age 8.3 years) diagnosed with comorbid DCD and ADHD. A… CONTINUE READING
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