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Genetic influences on language, reading, and mathematic skills in a national sample

Title: Genetic influences on language, reading, and mathematic skills in a national sample: An analysis in the National Longitudinal Survey of Youth.
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Name(s): Hart, Sara, author
Petrill, Stephen, author
Kamp Dush, Claire M., author
Type of Resource: text
Genre: text
Issuance: serial
Date Issued: 2010
Physical Form: computer
Physical Form: online resource
Extent: 1 online resource
Language(s): English
Abstract/Description: Children with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) tend to perform more poorly on tests of reading and mathematical performance than their typical peers. Quantitative genetic analyses allow for a better understanding of the etiology among ADHD, reading and mathematics outcomes, examining the common and unique genetic and environmental influences. Analyses were based on a sample 271 pairs of 10-year-old monozygotic and dizygotic twins drawn from the Western Reserve Reading and Mathematics Project. In general, the results suggested that the association among ADHD symptoms, reading and math outcomes was influenced by both common genetic and environmental factors. Outside of this common relationship, ADHD symptoms also suggested significant independent genetic effects. The results imply differing etiological factors underlying the relationships among ADHD, reading and mathematics. It appears that both genetic and common family and/or school environments link ADHD and academic performance.
Identifier: FSU_migr_psy_faculty_publications-0005 (IID)
Note: This is an Author's Accepted Manuscript of an article published in the journal Language, Speech, and Hearing Services in Schools, Copyright © 2010 American Speech-Language-Hearing Association, available online at: http://lshss.asha.org/cgi/content/short/41/1/118
Citation: Hart, S.A., Petrill, S.A., Kamp Dush, C.M. (2010). Genetic influences on language, reading, and mathematic skills in a national sample: An analysis in the National Longitudinal Survey of Youth. Language, Speech, and Hearing Services in Schools, 41, 118-128.
Subject(s): Psychology
Persistent Link to This Record: http://purl.flvc.org/fsu/fd/FSU_migr_psy_faculty_publications-0005
Owner Institution: FSU
Is Part of Series: Department of Psychology Faculty Publications.
Is Part Of: Language, Speech, and Hearing Services in Schools.