Executive Function in Children, Adolescents, and Adults With Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder: Introduction to the Special Issue
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The articles in this special issue provide strong evidence that EFs are measurable in very young children (preschoolers) and that deficits in EF are often found in children, adolescents, and adults with ADHD. These studies also suggest that impairments in EF are characteristic of both boys and girls, persist over time, and in many cases do not appear to be accounted for by intelligence, comorbid depression, or learning disabilities. The findings from these studies do suggest, however, that EF deficits are characteristic of other disorders (e.g., reading disability, psychiatric disorders) and are therefore not unique to ADHD.
Weyandt, L. L. (2005). Executive Function in Children, Adolescents, and Adults With Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder: Introduction to the Special Issue. Developmental Neuropsychology, 27(1), 1–10. https://doi.org/10.1207/s15326942dn2701_1
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