Evidence of motor-control difficulties in children with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, explored through a hierarchical motor-systems perspective

Sarah J. Macoun, Kimberly A. Kerns
2015 Journal of Clinical and Experimental Neuropsychology  
INTRODUCTION: Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) may reflect a disorder of neural systems that regulate motor control. The current study investigates motor dysfunction in children with ADHD using a hierarchical motorsystems perspective where frontal-striatal/"medial" brain systems are viewed as regulating parietal/"lateral" brain systems in a top down manner, to inhibit automatic environmentally driven responses in favor of goal-directed behavior. It was hypothesized that due to
more » ... ized that due to frontal-striatal hypoactivation, children with ADHD would have difficulty with higher order motor control tasks felt to be dependent on these systems, yet have preserved general motor function.
doi:10.1080/13803395.2015.1094028 pmid:26595141 fatcat:6kngbtn7ajcnri36me43amjccm