Owning up to complexity: a sociocultural orientation to attention deficit hyperactivity disorder. Journal Article uri icon



  • To enrich our conception of attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), it is necessary to take a wider orientation to this disability category than has been advocated traditionally. Over the past decade, there has been an emerging conception of ADHD from a sociocultural perspective, and this orientation, when linked to the traditional biomedical perspective, provides a more accurate and authentic construct of ADHD. In this article, we advocate that speech-language pathologists approach ADHD with a mindset that is open to the complexities of context-bound human functioning at all levels. Four sources of data demonstrating the richness of the sociocultural orientation are presented and clinical implications are detailed

publication date

  • August 1, 2004

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  • closed

Date in CU Experts

  • September 23, 2019 11:53 AM

Full Author List

  • Damico JS; Müller N; Ball MJ

author count

  • 3

Other Profiles

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0734-0478

Additional Document Info

start page

  • 277

end page

  • 285


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  • 3