Somatosensory function in boys with ADHD and tactile defensiveness

  title={Somatosensory function in boys with ADHD and tactile defensiveness},
  author={Shula Parush and Haim Sohmer and Alissa Steinberg and Marsha Kaitz},
  journal={Physiology & Behavior},
In this study, we tested for deficits in somatosensory function in boys with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) and tactile defensiveness (TD). The subjects were 67 boys with ADHD, sub-typed as TD (ADHD+TD+) or non TD (ADHD+TD-), matched with 60 "typical" children in the control group. Sixty nine percent of the boys with ADHD were categorized as TD. The groups were compared on three measures: (a) performance scores on subtests of the Sensory Integration and Praxis Test, (b… CONTINUE READING


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