Arabic Speech Sound Disorder in Children with ADHD

It is well known that children with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) often have co-morbid learning disabilities, including those affecting reading and writing (dyslexia), or numbers and mathematics (dyscalculia). Another area where young children with ADHD may exhibit developmental weaknesses compared to typically developing (TD) children is in the area…

Research into Sleep Interventions for ADHD at Shaqra University

According to the Australian Sleep Health Foundation, up to 70% of children with ADHD suffer from sleep problems. Some of these problems are directly related to the core ADHD symptom of hyperactivity, but they may also be a transient side effect of the more common types of ADHD medication. Medication-induced…

Communication Breakdown: Verbal Interaction with Saudi Children with ADHD

A new study by Dr Wael Al-Dakroury, presented at the 30th World Congress of the International Association of Logopedics and Phoniatrics in Dublin, investigated the possible impact of interlocutor familiarity on verbal interaction in children with ADHD in Saudi Arabia. The study measured the difference in the total number of…

Social information processing and aggression in Saudi Children with ADHD

Can the behavioral manifestations of ADHD be explained fully by reference to the clinical symptoms (hyperactivity, impulsivity, inattention) and the interactions between them? Let’s take a hypothetical scenario where a child with ADHD is accidentally bumped by another child, and reacts with aggression. Can we explain the reaction simply in…