Adaptive skills dysfunction in ADD and ADHD children.

  title={Adaptive skills dysfunction in ADD and ADHD children.},
  author={Mark A. Stein and E K Szumowski and Thomas A. Blondis and Nancy J. Roizen},
  journal={Journal of child psychology and psychiatry, and allied disciplines},
  volume={36 4},
Adaptive functioning was examined in children with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) or Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD), and a psychiatric comparison group of children with pervasive developmental disorders or mild mental retardation (PDD/MR). As assessed with the Vineland Adaptive Behavior Scales, adaptive functioning was well below average for all three clinic groups. (The PDD/MR group had the lowest adaptive functioning scores, although not statistically different from the… CONTINUE READING