Date of Award

Spring 2007

Document Type

Dissertation - Restricted

Degree Name

Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)



First Advisor

Bardwell, Rebecca

Second Advisor

Fischer, Mariellen

Third Advisor

Melchert, Timothy


This study investigates the conversational skills of adolescents diagnosed with ADHD, specifically the pragmatic language skills or deficits they demonstrate in conversational interactions with their mothers. The purpose of this study is twofold in addressing the underlying research questions. The first purpose is to determine the nature and prevalence of pragmatic language deficits demonstrated by adolescents with ADHD and adolescents with ADHD comorbid with ODD or CD. The second is to compare the pragmatic skills of normally developing adolescents with those of ADHD and ADHD-ODD or ADHD-CD-diagnosed adolescents...



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