Use of Eye Movement Tracking in the Differential Diagnosis of Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) and Reading Disability (Report)
Psychology (Irvine) 2010, Oct, 1, 4
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1. Introduction Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) is one of the most commonly diagnosed disorders in children with prevalence rates in the general population ranging from 3-7% . Assessing a child for ADHD can be difficult given the subjectivity of currently utilized assessment measures and the high degree of comorbidity between ADHD and other disorders. Reading Disability (RD) is also commonly diagnosed with prevalence rates of approximately 4% among school-aged children in the general population . Furthermore, there is a strong link between child behavior difficulties and underachievement in reading. For example, Nelson, Benner, Lane, and Smith (2004) found that 83% of students classified with emotional and behavioral disorders performed in the below average range on a standardized measure of reading skills .
- Category: Psychology
- Published: 01 October 2010
- Publisher: Scientific Research Publishing, Inc.
- Print Length: 27 Pages
- Language: English