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PRANDO, Mirella Liberatore et al. Language and auditory processing in the neuropsychological profile of ADHD: A systematic review. Psicol. pesq. [online]. 2013, vol.7, n.1, pp.23-36. ISSN 1982-1247.

The aim of this paper was to identify studies that investigated auditory processing (AP) and language along clinical and/or neuropsychological assessment of children/teenagers with ADHD. We searched on PubMed database from 2000 to 2012 by means of the syntax [language or linguistic] AND [auditory processing or auditory perception] AND [attention deficit or hyperactivity]. Abstracts were analyzed by a double blind review with a third expert for a consensus. From 202 abstracts, 17 full texts were analyzed and 15 ones were included; 46.67% of the studies assessed language (word and sentence levels), 33.33% evaluated AP (binaural integration, temporal processing and auditory figure-ground) and 13.33% examined both of them. Reading disorder was the most prevalent comorbidity (46.67%). In general, AP and linguistic performance were not analyzed for specific neuropsychological purposes, but only for comorbidities identification.

Keywords : Attention deficit disorder with hyperactivity; language disorders; auditory perception; neuropsychology.

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