Pragmatic language difficulties in children with hyperactivity and attention problems

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

About rickyWburk

Ricky W. Burk, CCC-SLP, BCS-F, is a speech-language pathologist who provides in-home therapy for adolescents and adults residing in Tennessee and Mississippi who stutter. His career includes PreK, elementary, middle, and high school practice, undergraduate & graduate faculty appointments, skilled nursing, national & international consultation, private practice, and national & international speaking presentations. He holds the American Speech-Language Hearing Association Certificate of Clinical Competence, and he is a Board Certified Specialist in Fluency Disorders. He is the ASHA Continuing Education Administrator for the National Association for Speech Fluency.
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