A comparison of 13-year-old boys with attention deficit and/or reading disorder on neuropsychological measures

Journal Article

This study compared 13-year-old boys with attention deficit disorder (ADD) and/or reading disability (RD), and controls with neither disorder on a battery of verbal and nonverbal neuropsychological measures. The aim was to examine whether ADD was associated with a qualitatively distinct pattern of deficits compared with RD. None of the measures differentiated the boys with ADD-only from the controls; the only deficit associated with ADD was slightly lower IQ. RD, on the other hand, was associated with deficits in memory and verbal skills.

Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • McGee, R; Williams, S; Moffitt, T; Anderson, J

Published Date

  • 1989

Published In

  • Journal of Abnormal Child Psychology

Volume / Issue

  • 17 / 1

Start / End Page

  • 37 - 53

PubMed ID

  • 2926022