How Distinctive are ADHD and RD? Results of a Double Dissociation Study

@article{Jong2009HowDA,
  title={How Distinctive are ADHD and RD? Results of a Double Dissociation Study},
  author={Christien G W de Jong and S{\'e}verine Van De Voorde and Herbert Roeyers and Ruth Raymaekers and Jaap Oosterlaan and Joseph A. Sergeant},
  journal={Journal of Abnormal Child Psychology},
  year={2009},
  volume={37},
  pages={1007 - 1017}
}
The nature of the comorbidity between Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) and Reading Disability (RD) was examined using a double dissociation design. Children were between 8 and 12 years of age and entered into four groups: ADHD only (n = 24), ADHD+RD (n = 29), RD only (n = 41) and normal controls (n = 26). In total, 120 children participated in the study; 38 girls and 82 boys. Both ADHD and RD were associated with impairments in inhibition and lexical decision, although inhibition… CONTINUE READING

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