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Inattention, hyperactivity, and emergent literacy

Title: Inattention, hyperactivity, and emergent literacy: different facets of inattention relate uniquely to preschoolers' reading-related skills.
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Name(s): Sims, Darcey M, author
Lonigan, Christopher J, author
Type of Resource: text
Genre: Text
Date Issued: 2013-01-01
Physical Form: computer
online resource
Extent: 1 online resource
Language(s): English
Abstract/Description: Although extant studies indicate that there is a strong association between attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder and reading ability in elementary school children, knowledge regarding the relation between inattentive and hyperactive/impulsive behaviors and emergent literacy in preschool children is less established. This study examined the unique and overlapping relations between measures that assess inattention and hyperactivity/impulsivity and emergent literacy skills in preschool children. Participants included 204 preschool children (M age = 56 months, 50.9% female, 79.8% European American). Behavioral rating scales were completed by teachers, and the Continuous Performance Test (CPT) and the Test of Preschool Early Literacy were completed by the preschoolers. Across measures, inattention was a unique correlate of emergent literacy skills, whereas hyperactivity/impulsivity was not. Both rating scales and the CPT indices of inattention were uniquely associated with emergent literacy skills. These results suggest that these measures are assessing different manifestations of inattention that are both unique correlates of early reading skills.
Identifier: FSU_pmch_23186142 (IID), 10.1080/15374416.2012.738453 (DOI), PMC3586984 (PMCID), 23186142 (RID), 23186142 (EID)
Grant Number: HD052120, P50 HD052120, R305B04074, R305B090021
Publication Note: This NIH-funded author manuscript originally appeared in PubMed Central at http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3586984.
Subject(s): Attention
Attention Deficit Disorder with Hyperactivity/diagnosis
Attention Deficit Disorder with Hyperactivity/psychology
Child Behavior/psychology
Child, Preschool
Cognition
Female
Humans
Hyperkinesis/psychology
Impulsive Behavior/psychology
Male
Neuropsychological Tests
Parents
Reading
Persistent Link to This Record: http://purl.flvc.org/fsu/fd/FSU_pmch_23186142
Owner Institution: FSU
Is Part Of: Journal of clinical child and adolescent psychology : the official journal for the Society of Clinical Child and Adolescent Psychology, American Psychological Association, Division 53.
1537-4424
Issue: iss. 2, vol. 42

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Sims, D. M., & Lonigan, C. J. (2013). Inattention, hyperactivity, and emergent literacy: different facets of inattention relate uniquely to preschoolers' reading-related skills. Journal Of Clinical Child And Adolescent Psychology : The Official Journal For The Society Of Clinical Child And Adolescent Psychology, American Psychological Association, Division 53. Retrieved from http://purl.flvc.org/fsu/fd/FSU_pmch_23186142