Volume 20, Issue 2 (1991)
Social Skill Deficits in Children With Attention-Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder
Steven Landau, Lisa A. Moore
Abstract.- Even though the primary symptoms of attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) do not reflect problems in interpersonal functioning, many affected children experience seriously disturbed peer relations and social rejection.Children with ADHD tend to be intrusive, boisterous, annoying, and generally aversive to peers and others. Studies examining the social skill deficits in children with ADHD are reviewed and possible mediating mechanisms are explored. In addition, efficacy studies involving psychostimulant medication, behavioral, and cognitive-behavioral interventions are discussed.
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