Indicators of Simulated Driving Performance in Teens with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder

Published: July 1st, 2014

Category: Peer Reviewed Publications

Classen, S., Monahan M., & Brown, K. (2014). Indicators of simulated driving performance in teens with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder. The Open Journal of Occupational Therapy (OJOT), Vol. 2, Iss. 1, Art. 3. Available at: https://doi.org/10.15453/2168-6408.1066

Synopsis:

Teens with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) are more likely to be involved in a motor vehicle collision than their neuro-typical peers, making them a potentially high-risk group for driving. This study examined and compared the fitness to drive abilities of ADHD teens with  neuro-typical teens in a driving simulator. Results indicated that despite few demographic differences, ADHD teens performed worse than neuro-typical teens on many of the measured factors.