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ERIC Number: EJ823397
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2003
Pages: 22
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 55
ISSN: ISSN-0279-6015
Assessment of Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder: An Evaluation of Six Published Rating Scales
Angello, Lisa Marie; Volpe, Robert J.; DiPerna, James C.; Gureasko-Moore, Sammi P.; Gureasko-Moore, David P.; Nebrig, Michelle R.; Ota, Kenji
School Psychology Review, v32 n2 p241-262 2003
Two key characteristics of Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD), problems with attention and behavioral control, represent the most common reasons for school referrals (Barkley & Edwards, 1998). This makes it essential for school psychologists to acquire the knowledge and skills necessary to conduct a comprehensive assessment of ADHD and ADHD-related symptoms. The current article reports a critical analysis of six published behavior rating scales commonly utilized in a best practices approach to a school-based comprehensive assessment of ADHD (DuPaul & Stoner, 1994). Each of the rating scales was evaluated for strengths and limitations with regard to purpose, content, standardization, and psychometric properties. Recommendations are delineated regarding the use of each rating scale with specific target populations (i.e., culturally diverse students) as well as specific stages of assessment within a problem-solving process. (Contains 3 tables.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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