An Assessment of Hemineglect in Children with Attention-Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder

A. Ben-Artsy, J. Glicksohn, N. Soroker, M. Margalit, M. Myslobodsky

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Voeller and Heilman (1988a) have produced evidence suggesting a right‐hemisphere dysfunction associated with attention‐deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD): ADHD‐related hemineglect. The present study is a constructive replication, using carefully screened children with ADHD for a number of compromising factors (e.g., no lateralized brain damage, handedness, eyedness). Each child received two tests: Line Bisection and Visual Target Cancellation Test. In addition, their performance was assessed in both binocular and monocular viewing conditions. While the ADHD children performed generally worse than the controls on target cancellation (i.e., exhibiting higher inattention), there was no evidence for hemineglect. To complicate matters, a reversed right‐left imbalance was tapped using a structured task array for this test, for left‐eye dominant ADHD children not on medication. Besides drawing attention to the role of the dominant eye in the scanning of children with ADHD, we suggest that no firm conclusions regarding an ostensible ADHD‐related hemineglect may be drawn.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)271-281
Number of pages11
JournalDevelopmental Neuropsychology
Issue number3
StatePublished - 1996


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