Common Cognitive Deficits in Children With ADHD and Autism – Working Memory and Visual-Motor Integration

The authors reported that although cognitive deficits in working memory (WM) are characteristic features of Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) and autism, their results in this study also suggested verbal WM measures were better predictors of cognitive deficit than nonverbal WM measures, and that measures of visual-motor integration are equally discriminating of children with ADHD and autism from a matched control group.

Englund, Julia A., Decker, Scott L., Allen, Ryan A., and Roberts, Alycia M. (2014). Common Cognitive Deficits in Children With Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder and Autism – Working Memory and Visual-Motor Integration. Journal of Psychoeducational Assessment, 32, 95-106.

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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