ERIC Number: ED389817
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1995-Aug-12
Reference Count: N/A
Intellectual, Achievement, and Mental Health Evaluation of At-Risk Adolescents: Assessing Comorbidity of ADHD, LD, and Conduct Problems.
Bullock, Wesley A.; And Others
A multidimensional clinical assessment project was conducted on an at-risk adolescent population (n=78) in a public school setting. The focus of the project was on the identification of specific learning disabilities (LD) and attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) as they relate to mental health problems and scholastic difficulties. Results indicated that 11.5% of these at-risk students had a Wechsler Intelligence Scale for Children-III full scale IQ less than 70, indicative of a developmental handicap. Of the remaining students, 39% met criteria for one or more specific LD, 30% met criteria for ADHD, and 13% of these at-risk students met criteria for comorbid ADHD and LD. Those classified as ADHD also exhibited significantly greater levels of psychological distress, evidenced by Minnesota Multiphasic Personality Inventory-A scale elevations, compared to the non-ADHD students, suggesting that even among their at-risk peers, ADHD students warrant greater attention with regard to psychological problems. (Contains 4 figures and 12 references.) (Author/SLD)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: Minnesota Multiphasic Personality Inventory; Wechsler Intelligence Scale for Children III
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Psychological Association (103rd, New York, NY, August 1995). The figures contain small print that may not reproduce clearly.