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ERIC Number: EJ828947
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008
Pages: 17
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 25
ISSN: ISSN-1184-0412
Attention, Attention Rating and Cognitive Assessment: A Review and a Study
Boersma, Hester; Das, J.P.
Developmental Disabilities Bulletin, v36 n1-2 p1-17 2008
We begin with the suggestion that the definition of Attention Deficit Hyperactive Disorder (ADHD) still faces some challenges. Conceptually, inhibition of the Pavlovian kind preexisted the "behavioral inhibition" popular in the USA; the difference between them has to be understood in order to understand ADHD. The present project examines the relationship between a teacher rating scale for student attention and the Cognitive Assessment System's measure of Attention in contrast to Planning. The participants were 82 Grade 3 and Grade 4 children from the First Nations community (Cree). Students were administered the Planning and Attention tests of the Cognitive Assessment System (CAS), while teachers rated their own students by using the Attention Checklist (ACL). Correlations between the ACL and the CAS Attention and Planning scores were positive and significant. However, based on the ACL, groups of low- and high-attention participants were contrasted on Attention and Planning scores; tests showed significant differences between the low- and hig-attention participants in the Attention score but not in Planning. (Contains 3 tables.)
J.P. Das Developmental Disabilities Centre. 6-102 Education North, University of Alberta, Edmonton AB T6G 2G5, Canada. Tel: 780-492-4505; Fax: 780-492-1318; Web site:
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Elementary Education; Grade 3; Grade 4
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Canada
Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: Cognitive Assessment System