Movement scaling in children with ADHD-combined type

Langmaid, Rebecca A., Papadopoulos, Nicole, Johnson, Beth P., Phillips, James and Rinehart, Nicole J. 2016, Movement scaling in children with ADHD-combined type, Journal of attention disorders, vol. 20, no. 2, pp. 131-137, doi: 10.1177/1087054713493317.

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Title Movement scaling in children with ADHD-combined type
Author(s) Langmaid, Rebecca A.
Papadopoulos, NicoleORCID iD for Papadopoulos, Nicole
Johnson, Beth P.
Phillips, James
Rinehart, Nicole J.ORCID iD for Rinehart, Nicole J.
Journal name Journal of attention disorders
Volume number 20
Issue number 2
Start page 131
End page 137
Total pages 7
Publisher Sage
Place of publication London, Eng.
Publication date 2016-02
ISSN 1087-0547
Keyword(s) motor performance
handwriting tasks
modulation of movement
Summary Objective
The aim of the study was to investigate motor performance in children with ADHD using a size-scaling handwriting task.

In all, 14 male children with ADHD and 14 typically developing (TD) children (age 7-15) wrote 10-mm and 40-mm cursive letter “l.

Children with ADHD were unable to maintain their writing accurately at 40 mm, falling short by several millimeters; this was not evident in the TD children. Children with ADHD also had slightly faster and more fluent writing than TD children.

It was concluded that children with ADHD have difficulties scaling handwriting movement in the larger 40-mm condition that may reflect poor planning and modulation of movement, despite having faster and more fluent movements.
Language eng
DOI 10.1177/1087054713493317
Field of Research 170102 Developmental Psychology and Ageing
Socio Economic Objective 970117 Expanding Knowledge in Psychology and Cognitive Sciences
HERDC Research category C1 Refereed article in a scholarly journal
ERA Research output type C Journal article
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