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Psicologia: Reflexão e Crítica

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Abstract

RAMALHO, Joaquim; GARCIA-SENORAN, M. Mar  and  GONZALEZ, Salvador G.. Self-instructions: strategy of attentional regulation in ADHD. Psicol. Reflex. Crit. [online]. 2011, vol.24, n.1, pp. 180-185. ISSN 0102-7972.  http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/S0102-79722011000100021.

Self-instruction strategy has been recognized as a relevant strategy in cognitive and behavioural regulation as a way of improving attention skills, namely in subjects with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD). This paper aims at demonstrating the effectiveness of this strategy regarding this disorder in subjects with and without ADHD as a mean of promoting attention skills, particularly selective and sustained attention. The results showed that subjects who performed the verbal self-instruction strategy presented better results in both attention processes assessed, than those who did not do it.

Keywords : Self-instructions; Regulation; Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD); Attention Processes.

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