ERIC Number: ED378717
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1994-Mar
A Comparison of Evaluation Methods and Treatment Modalities for Attention Deficit Disorder by School Psychologists and Other Practitioners.
Brown, Gail W.; And Others
A survey was conducted of 56 clinical child psychologists, 93 school psychologists, 24 family physicians, and 24 pediatricians concerning assessment methods and interventions for use with children with attention deficit disorders (ADD). Survey results are compared with results of a 1986 survey by R. Rosenberg and S. Beck to assess changes over 6 years. Data on use of the following assessment methods, by each group, are cited: interviews with the child, teachers, and parents; specific behavioral assessments; standardized tests; drawing tests; rating scales; apperception tests; and neuropsychological tests. Six groups of interventions were also examined: medication, behavior therapy, modification of school environment, cognitive behavior intervention, systems intervention, and psychotherapy. Results indicated that the diagnostic methods most commonly reported by all four groups were interviews and behavioral observations. School psychologists tended to modify the school environment and employ cognitive behavior therapy more frequently than did other groups. The survey also examined each group's work settings, level of education, workshops or classes on ADD attended, and extent of ADD children in their workload. (JDD)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Convention of the National Association of School Psychologists (26th, Seattle, WA, March 1994).