Journal article

Literacy and Numeracy Underachievement in Boys and Girls With ADHD

Desiree Silva, Lyn Colvin, Rebecca Glauert, Fiona Stanley, Ravisha Srinivas Jois, Carol Bower

Journal of Attention Disorders | SAGE PUBLICATIONS INC | Published : 2020


Objective: To determine literacy and numeracy outcomes, among children with and without ADHD by gestational age and gender. Method: De-identified linked population data from the Western Australian Monitoring of Drug Dependence Systems, Western Australian Literacy and Numeracy Assessment database, and the Midwives Notification System used information on 6,819 children with ADHD compared with 14,451 non-ADHD children. Results: Twenty-three percent of boys and 28% of girls with ADHD had numeracy scores below the benchmark in School Year 3, compared with 11% of children without ADHD. These differences were also evident in reading, writing, and spelling through primary school. Children with ADHD ..

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