ERIC Number: EJ785937
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2007
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The Effectiveness of Using a Multiple Gating Approach to Discriminate among ADHD Subtypes
Simonsen, Brandi M.; Bullis, Michael D.
Journal of Emotional and Behavioral Disorders, v15 n4 p223-236 Win 2007
This study explored the ability of Systematically Progressive Assessment (SPA), a multiple gating approach for assessing students with attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), to discriminate between subtypes of ADHD. A total of 48 students with ADHD (ages 6-11) were evaluated with three "gates" of assessment. Logistic regression analysis was used to examine the predictive utility of measures within each gate to accurately classify students with the appropriate subtype of ADHD (inattentive or hyperactive-impulsive/combined). Preliminary results indicate that children with ADHD can be classified with the appropriate subtype, on the basis of parents' and observers' ratings of student behavior, with 88% accuracy.
Descriptors: Student Behavior, Hyperactivity, Attention Deficit Disorders, Evaluation Methods, Classification, Observation, Parent Attitudes
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
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