PO033: Executive Function Predicts Academic Achievement in Attention-Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder

Friday, February 21, 2014 1:30 PM–3:00 PM


Which executive functions (EF) best predict the academic performance of children with attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD)? We will discuss the results of a study outlining the specific EF subcomponents, such as working memory and planning, that contribute to each area of academic achievement in a sample of children with ADHD. This information can be used to guide interventions targeting specific EF deficits that may be underlying contributors to academic problems in children with ADHD.


Marissa L. Benners, Texas Woman's University, Denton, TX; Alicia M. Jones, Texas Woman's University, Denton, TX