Volume 9, Issue 1 (April 2011)                   Iranian Rehabilitation Journal 2011, 9(1): 19-21 | Back to browse issues page

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1- Faculty of Rehabilitation Siences,Tehran University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran.
2- University of Social Welfare and Rehabilitation Sciences, Tehran, Iran.
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Objectives: The purpose of the present study was comparing visuo-spatial attention between children with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder-Inattentive (ADHD-I) type and normal children.

Methods: In this cross-sectional study fifteen (7-10 years of age) children were classified with ADHD-I type and 15 normal children were matched for age, sex, and IQ. They were selected trough simple random sampling. Measurement tools were Wechsler Intelligence Scale for children 4th edition (WISC-IV), the Edinburgh Handedness Inventory and the Star Cancellation Test.

Results: The results suggest that there is no significant difference between ADHD-I and normal children from the visuo-spatial standpoint (P>0.05). But three ADHD-I children exhibited signs of unilateral neglect.

Discussion: Although, in this study the visuo-spatial attention was not different between ADHD-I group and normal group, considering this form of attention as an item in assessment and therapeutic interventions should not be neglected.

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Received: 2011/01/6 | Accepted: 2011/02/20 | Published: 2011/04/1

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