Friday, January 25, 2013
Disorganization, Coordination Disorder and ADHD
The Journal of Child Neurology published research on the association of attention deficit and disorganization in boys with and without specific developmental disorder of motor function. The study included four groups of 120 boys ages 7-12: 1.) disorganization plus coordination 2.) coordination disorder 3.) disorganization 4.) control.
The results indicated a significantly increased rate of attention deficit in children with organizational deficit. Attention deficit in children with specific motor disorder was exclusively associated with an organizational deficit.
Reference: Nirit Lifshitz, Naomi Josman, and Emanuel Tirosh Disorganization as Related to Discoordination and Attention Deficit J Child Neurol 0883073812469295, first published on December 26, 2012 doi:10.1177/0883073812469295