Attention Problems and Executive Functions in Children With Spina Bifida and Hydrocephalus

  title={Attention Problems and Executive Functions in Children With Spina Bifida and Hydrocephalus},
  author={Rachel Burmeister and H. Hannay and Kim Copeland1 and J. Fletcher and A. Boudousquie and M. Dennis},
  journal={Child Neuropsychology},
  pages={265 - 283}
  • Rachel Burmeister, H. Hannay, +3 authors M. Dennis
  • Published 2005
  • Psychology, Medicine
  • Child Neuropsychology
  • This study addressed the incidence of Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) subtypes in children with spina bifida meningomyelocele and shunted hydrocephalus (SBH) as well as differences in executive functions among these subtypes. Parent rating scales revealed that 31% of the group with SBH could be identified with AD/HD, mostly the Inattentive type (23%). The group with SBH differed from normal controls on cognitive measures of executive functions, but subtype differences were not… CONTINUE READING
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