Prevalence of neurological soft signs and their neuropsychological correlates in typically developing Chinese children and Chinese children with ADHD

R.C.K. Chan, G.M. McAlonan, B. Yang, L. Lin, Ho Keung David Shum, T.C. Manschreck

Research output: Journal article publicationJournal articleAcademic researchpeer-review

25 Citations (Scopus)


This study examined prevalence of soft signs in 214 typically developing Chinese children and investigated whether soft signs are associated with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) in this population. Chinese children with ADHD (N = 54) scored significantly higher than age-matched controls on all three soft signs subscales and motor coordination correlated significantly with Stroop interference. Logistic regression supported the utility of the soft sign scales in discriminating children with ADHD and controls. Children with ADHD had a significant excess of soft signs, which may be a useful marker of developmental disruption in this clinical condition. 2010 10 30. Copyright © 2010 Taylor & Francis Group, LLC.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)698-711
Number of pages14
JournalDevelopmental Neuropsychology
Issue number6
Publication statusPublished - 1 Nov 2010
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Neuropsychology and Physiological Psychology
  • Developmental and Educational Psychology

Cite this