Attention deficit disorder in children: A neglect syndrome?

Academic Article


  • This study tests the hypothesis that children with attention deficit disorder (ADD) resemble adults with inattention and neglect secondary to right hemisphere dysfunction. A letter cancellation task was administered to seven boys with ADD and five controls. As a group, the subjects with ADD made significantly more overall errors of omission and left-sided errors than controls, suggesting that they resemble adults with right hemisphere dysfunction. © 1988 American Academy of Neurology.
  • Authors

    Published In

  • Neurology  Journal
  • Digital Object Identifier (doi)

    Pubmed Id

  • 10332047
  • Author List

  • Voeller KKS; Heilman KM
  • Start Page

  • 806
  • End Page

  • 808
  • Volume

  • 38
  • Issue

  • 5