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ADHD: The Facts$
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Mark Selikowitz

Print publication date: 2021

Print ISBN-13: 9780198867371

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: September 2021

DOI: 10.1093/oso/9780198867371.001.0001

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Social clumsiness

Social clumsiness

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ADHD: The Facts

Mark Selikowitz

Oxford University Press

To acquire age-appropriate social skills, certain parts of the brain need to develop normally. Children with ADHD may experience social difficulties and experience what is called a social cognition deficit. This chapter outlines social clumsiness in ADHD. It discusses social cognition as a function of the brain, specific social competence deficits (social blindness, egocentricity, lack of appropriate inhibition, insatiability, insensitivity to style and convention, lack of responsiveness, over-talkativeness, difficulties reading facial expression, aggressive tendencies, lack of judgment, poor understanding of group dynamics, misinterpretation of feedback, poor social prediction, poor social memory, lack of awareness of image, poor behaviour-modification strategies), management of social clumsiness, and autism spectrum disorder.

Keywords:   ADHD, social skills, social cognition, autism spectrum disorder, Asperger syndrome, insatiability, metalinguistic skills, tactlessness, tactile defensiveness, social skills groups

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