Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder

Reinie Cordier*, Sarah Wilkes-Gillan, Natalie Munro

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This chapter will introduce the reader to the pragmatic language difficulties experienced by school-aged children who have attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). We briefly review the evidence for pragmatic language difficulties and then discuss measurement of pragmatic language abilities in children with ADHD, with particular emphasis on observational measurement of peer-peer pragmatic language during play. Specifically, we present the development and application of the Pragmatic Observational Measure-2. The chapter will also address intervention approaches and techniques that target pragmatic language abilities in children with ADHD.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationHandbook of Pragmatic Language Disorders
Subtitle of host publicationComplex and Underserved Populations
EditorsLouise Cummings
Place of PublicationCham, Switzerland
Number of pages27
ISBN (Electronic)9783030749859
ISBN (Print)9783030749842, 9783030749873
Publication statusPublished - 22 Sept 2021

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