A Comparative Study of the Sensitivity of Evaluation Tools for Pragmatic Deficits in Individuals With ADHD


Adults with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) face various specific challenges, including difficulties with figurative comprehension. Among the most prevalent issues are significant pragmatic and social difficulties, which usually lead to functional impairments. ADHD is one of the most frequently diagnosed disorders in children, yet in many cases the diagnosis is not made until adulthood due to numerous factors, such as an educational background, under-resourced familial environments, high intelligence masking stress-related difficulties and additional comorbidities. Consequently, these individuals miss out on early treatment, leading to significant social and pragmatic challenges that affect their lifestyle, education and occupational functioning. This study presents a comparative analysis of the pragmatic difficulties, faced by adults with varying severities of ADHD symptoms and it evaluates the validity of incorporating a pragmatic domain into diagnostic tools to identify ADHD-related pragmatic deficits for developing more effective intervention programs focused on enhancing individuals’ social and pragmatic skills.

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Elena Even-Simkin, SCE Sami Shamoon College of Engineering, Israel

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Conference: ACP2024
Stream: Linguistics, Language & Psychology/Behavioral Science

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Even-Simkin E. (2024) A Comparative Study of the Sensitivity of Evaluation Tools for Pragmatic Deficits in Individuals With ADHD ISSN: 2187-4743 – The Asian Conference on Psychology & the Behavioral Sciences 2024 Official Conference Proceedings https://doi.org/10.22492/issn.2187-4743.2024.9
To link to this article: https://doi.org/10.22492/issn.2187-4743.2024.9

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