Specific language impairments in ADHD
Children with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) are at increased risk of learning disabilities and frequently have developmental specific language impairments. Various studies have shown that 40–80% of children with learning disabilities have an SLI, and 25–40% of children with ADHD have learning disabilities. Barkley suggests that language, reading and motor problems are integral to ADHD. All of these skills are dependent on behavioural inhibition – a fundamental deficit in ADHD.
ADHD in practice 2012; 4(2): 10–13
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