Chapter 2

Characterization of Cognitive-Linguistic Profile and Neuroimaging in Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder

Giseli Donadon Germano and Simone Aparecida Capellini


This chapter aimed to establish a short review of the literature regarding to the cognitive-linguistic profile and neuroimaging findings of Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD). Neuroimaging researchers had pointed some anatomical and functional alterations in ADHD. These findings are consistent with cognitive-linguistic profiles, such as inhibition of response, deficit in executive function and working memory and attention deficits. Children with ADHD may also experience reading and writing difficulties (make more errors in linguistic tasks such as reading, phonology, rapid naming) and have rare linguistics resources (lack of words or fragments of information omission resulting in an incoherent speech, change the logical order of prayer and the production of discourses confused). However, it´s important to highlight that such manifestations are secondary consequences of the problems inherent in the regulation and attention and self-regulation in ADHD.

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