These are excerpts from the May, 2011 issue of the Attention Research Update which is created by David Rabiner, Ph.D.Associate Research Professor Duke University. You can view the full May newsletter or subscribe to it by visiting their website - Help for ADD at: http://www.helpforadd.com/
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How Girls with ADHD Evaluate their Social Competence
Dr. Rabiner reviews a study that examines the interesting question of whether girls with ADHD are prone to overestimate their social competence and whether, if so, this tendency is associated with poorer psychosocial adjustment. Difficulty establishing and maintaining friends is a frequent issue for boys and girls with ADHD, and research that examines how children evaluate their social competence relative to how they are seen by others can potentially contribute important insights to our understanding of these problems.
You can find the article at www.helpforadd.com/2011/may.htm