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Brown, Thomas E. – Educational Leadership, 2007
A recent study conducted by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control estimated that approximately 7.8 percent of U.S. children ages 4-17 are currently diagnosed with Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD) or Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD). For decades, most educators, physicians, psychologists, and parents have thought of ADD/ADHD as…
Descriptors: Psychologists, Physicians, Disease Control, Behavior Problems
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Pierrehumbert, Blaise; Bader, Michel; Thevoz, Sara; Kinal, Anna; Halfon, Olivier – Journal of Attention Disorders, 2006
Objective: The sensitivity and tolerance regarding ADHD symptoms obviously differ from one culture to another and according to the informants (parents, teachers, or children). This stimulates the comparison of data across informants and countries. Method: Parents and teachers of more than 1,000 school-aged Swiss children (5 to 17 years old) fill…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Hyperactivity, Attention Deficit Disorders, Psychiatry
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Gau, Susan Shur-Fen; Soong, Wei-Tsuen; Chiu, Yen-Nan; Tsai, Wen-Che – Journal of Attention Disorders, 2006
Objective: This article examines the psychometric properties of the Chinese version of the Conners' Parent and Teacher Rating Scales-Revised: Short Forms (CPRS-R:S-C and CTRS-R:S-C) in a representative sample of 2,584 first to ninth graders in Taipei and 479 clinical participants (274 with ADHD). Method: The instruments include the CPRS-R:S-C,…
Descriptors: Hyperactivity, Test Validity, Factor Structure, Rating Scales
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McDermott, Paul A.; Steinberg, Carrie M.; Angelo, Lauren E. – Psychology in the Schools, 2005
In this article we examine the ability of contextual information to enhance assessment of behavior problems in schools. Capitalizing on the multisituational structure of the Adjustment Scales for Children and Adolescents, exploratory and confirmatory analyses with a representative national sample (N = 1,400, ages 5-17 years) revealed three unique…
Descriptors: Psychopathology, Hyperactivity, Emotional Disturbances, Behavior Disorders