Lecture Notes in Education
Psychology and Public Media

Characteristic of Communication Model in Children with ADHD


Eva Brlek * 1 , Lovorka Gotal Dmitrović 2 , Marin Milković 3

1 University North

2 University North

3 University North

Corresponding Author

Eva Brlek


visual stimulus, auditory stimulus, attention deficit disorder, communication process


There are a number of models that describe communication processes in children of typical development, while communication models in children with developmental disabilities, especially children with ADHD, have not been researched to such extent. Communication is defined as a complex process of transmitting messages from person to person, using signals (visual/auditory) from a sender to a recipient. Since communication involves a recipient and a sender of information, there are many factors that can affect the outcome of the communication process such as attention variability, as well as auditory and visual stimuli that can enhance or interfere in communication processes. The goal of communication is to provide as accurate and unaltered information as possible, while rising noise in the communication channel increases the likelihood that the information will be transmitted only partially or might be misinterpreted. The topic of this paper is the analysis of a modern communication model where emphasis is placed on visual and auditory perception, and their particularities in relation to the variability of attention as one of the most important elements of perception. The variability of attention consists of auditory and visual information processing including the time required to respond, ommision errors and errors caused by attention lapses. By studying the results of experimental research, we gain insight into the communication processes of children with ADHD, especially the particularities of the reception, processing and interpretation of auditory and/or visual stimuli, which significantly affects the communication process itself. At the cognitive level, the scientific contribution was achieved through the presentation of the particularities of the communication model in children with ADHD, and at the methodological level through the development of original methodology for qualitative comparison of stimulus thresholds by using statistical parameter analysis, while at the practical level in originality through the application of created information concepts of the communication process.


Eva Brlek, Lovorka Gotal Dmitrović, Marin Milković. Characteristic of Communication Model in Children with ADHD. LNEP (2021) LNEP ICEIPI 2021: 67-75. DOI: 10.54254/lnep.iceipi.2021166.


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