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

Journal Article (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.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

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

Published Date

  • February 1989

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 17 / 1

Start / End Page

  • 37 - 53

PubMed ID

  • 2926022

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 1573-2835

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0091-0627

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1007/bf00910769


  • eng