Attentional Deficit Disorder and short‐term visual memory

Dubi Lufi, Arie Cohen

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Twenty‐four children with Attentional Deficit Disorder (ADD) were compared to a control group of 17 children with emotional problems. All the subjects were tested on the Wechsler Intelligence Scale for Children‐Revised (WISC‐R), along with an adaptation of the Coding subtest to measure short‐term visual memory. The results showed superiority of the control group on the short‐term visual memory task. The correlations of short‐term visual memory with each of the subtests of the WISC‐R were different for each group. For the emotional group short‐term visual memory correlated significantly with the WISC‐R verbal scores, while in the ADD group visual memory more often significantly correlated with performance subtests. In the discussion an attempt was made to explore the reasons for these differences and their implications for academic tasks.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)265-267
Number of pages3
JournalJournal of Clinical Psychology
Issue number2
StatePublished - Mar 1985


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