Differentiating children with attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder, conduct disorder, learning disabilities and autistic spectrum disorders by means of their motor behavior characteristics

Efstratopoulou, M., Simons, J. and Janssen, R (2011) Differentiating children with attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder, conduct disorder, learning disabilities and autistic spectrum disorders by means of their motor behavior characteristics. Research in Developmental Disabilities, 33 (1). pp. 196-244. ISSN 0891-4222

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Abstract

The study was designed to investigate the discriminant validity of the Motor Behavior Checklist (MBC) for distinguishing four group of children independently classified with Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder, (ADHD; N = 22), Conduct Disorder (CD; N = 17), Learning Disabilities (LD; N = 24) and Autistic Spectrum Disorders (ASD; N = 20). Physical education teachers used the MBC for children to rate their pupils based on their motor related behaviors. A multivariate analysis revealed significant differences among the groups on different problem scales. The results indicated that the MBC for children may be effective in discriminating children with similar disruptive behaviors (e.g., ADHD, CD) and autistic disorders, based on their motor behavior characteristics, but not children with Learning Disabilities (LD), when used by physical education teachers in school settings.

Item Type: Article
Additional Information: © 2012 Elsevier. This is an author accepted manuscript of a paper subsequently published in Research in Developmental Disabilities. Uploaded in accordance with the publisher's self-archiving policy
Divisions: School of Social Science
Depositing User: Maria Efstratopoulou
Date Deposited: 07 May 2020 13:56
Last Modified: 07 May 2020 13:56
URI: http://bgro.repository.guildhe.ac.uk/id/eprint/735

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