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Language profiles and mental health problems in children with specific language imapirment and children with AD/HD
Universitetet i Bergen, Norge.
Universitetet i Bergen, Norge.
Linköping University, Department of Behavioural Sciences and Learning, Psychology. Linköping University, Faculty of Arts and Sciences. (Utvecklingspsykologi och IHV)ORCID iD: 0000-0001-5025-9975
2014 (English)In: Journal of Attention Disorders, ISSN 1087-0547, Vol. 18, no 3, 226-235 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
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Objective: This study aimed to explore whether children with specific language impairment (SLI) and children with ADHDcan be differentiated from each other in terms of their language profiles, and also to investigate whether these two clinicalgroups differ regarding mental health problems. Method: A total of 59 children in the age range 6 to 12 years participatedin the study. The parents completed the Children’s Communication Checklist–Second Edition and the Strengths andDifficulties Questionnaire. Results: Communication impairments were as prominent in the ADHD group as in the SLIgroup; however, the groups were separable from each other in terms of their language profiles. Furthermore, the ADHDgroup experienced significantly more mental health problems compared with the SLI group. Conclusion: Language shouldbe assessed in children with ADHD and instruments sensitive to ADHD should be included when assessing children withSLI. Mental health should be an area of concern to be addressed in both groups. (J. of Att. Dis. 2012; XX(X) 1-XX)

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Sage Publications, 2014. Vol. 18, no 3, 226-235 p.
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ADHD, comorbidity, emotional problems
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Applied Psychology Psychiatry
URN: urn:nbn:se:liu:diva-77386DOI: 10.1177/1087054712441705ISI: 000332215400005OAI: diva2:526623
Available from: 2012-05-14 Created: 2012-05-14 Last updated: 2014-05-08

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