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Movement scaling in children with ADHD-combined type

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posted on 2016-02-01, 00:00 authored by R Langmaid, Nicole Papadopoulos, B Johnson, J Phillips, Nicole Rinehart
Objective
The aim of the study was to investigate motor performance in children with ADHD using a size-scaling handwriting task.

Method
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.

Results
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.

Conclusion
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.

History

Journal

Journal of attention disorders

Volume

20

Issue

2

Pagination

131 - 137

Publisher

Sage

Location

London, Eng.

ISSN

1087-0547

eISSN

1557-1246

Language

eng

Publication classification

C1 Refereed article in a scholarly journal

Copyright notice

2016, Sage