The authors note that pragmatic language difficulties are common in children with features of ADHD, and suggest the importance of pragmatic language competency for children’s social and academic functioning, pragmatic language abilities should be considered during clinical assessment for ADHD and targeted for intervention. The authors reviewed research (1979 to present) on pragmatic language difficulties in children with ADHD or symptoms of ADHD.
Green, Benita C., Johnson, Katherine A., and Bretherton, Lesley. (2013). Pragmatic language difficulties in children with hyperactivity and attention problems: an integrated review. International Journal of Language & Communication Disorders. DOI: 10.1111/1460-6984.12056