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ADHD symptoms 'present in most children who stutter'

from The Medical News

Over half of school-age children who stutter have sufficient attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder symptoms to warrant referral for clinical evaluation, the results of a U.S. study of parental reports indicates. "From a clinical perspective, the identification of coexisting ADHD traits in CWS is vitally important because these subgroups of children will require a different type of intervention from those children who present with stuttering alone," explain Joseph Donaher, from the Children's Hospital of Philadelphia in Pennsylvania, and co-authors. more

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