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Goldberg, Lynette R.; Heiss, Cynthia J.; White, Letitia; Kaf, Wafaa A.; Becker, Alan; Schindler, Jessica B.; Dion, Nancy; Oswalt, Jill – Communication Disorders Quarterly, 2010
Methamphetamine (meth) exposure during fetal development has the potential to adversely affect the development of multiple organ systems. An interdisciplinary case study of a 4-year 11-month-old child born to a mother addicted to meth revealed significant cognitive and communicative delays. Possible meth-related consequences for these delays…
Descriptors: Diseases, Hyperactivity, Children, Case Studies
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Soreni, Noam; Crosbie, Jennifer; Ickowicz, Abel; Schachar, Russell – Journal of Attention Disorders, 2009
Objective: To measure test-retest reliability of the Stop-Signal Task (SST) and the Conners' Continuous Performance Test (CPT) in children with ADHD. Methods: 12 children with ADHD (age 11.46 plus or minus 1.66) participated in the study. Primary outcome measures were stop-signal reaction time (SSRT) for the SST and CPT's commission errors (%FP).…
Descriptors: Intervals, Reaction Time, Performance Tests, Attention Deficit Disorders
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Epstein, Jeffery N.; Kollins, Scott H. – Journal of Attention Disorders, 2006
Although research has been conducted to support the psychometric properties of rating scales used to assess ADHD in adults, little work has been published examining semi-structured interviews to assess ADHD in adults. The present study examined the test-retest reliability and concurrent validity of the Conners Adult ADHD Diagnostic Interview for…
Descriptors: Hyperactivity, Test Validity, Attention Deficit Disorders, Rating Scales
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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
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Lawson, Katharine R.; Ruff, Holly A. – International Journal of Behavioral Development, 2004
Negative emotionality and poor attention may combine or interact as risk factors in development. Negative emotionality is considered a challenge for self-regulation, whereas good attention is a potential means of self-regulation. In the current study, composites of 1- and 2-year maternal ratings of negative emotionality and global ratings of…
Descriptors: Hyperactivity, Adolescents, Parent Child Relationship, Behavior Problems
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Kaplan, S.; Heiligenstein, J.; West, S.; Busner, J.; Harder, D.; Dittmann, R.; Casat, C.; Wernicke, J. F. – Journal of Attention Disorders, 2004
Objective: To compare the safety and efficacy of atomoxetine, a selective inhibitor of the norepinephrine transporter, versus placebo in Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) patients with comorbid Oppositional Defiant Disorder (ODD). Methods: A subset analysis of 98 children from two identical, multi-site, double-blind, randomized,…
Descriptors: Safety, Hyperactivity, Attention Deficit Disorders, Rating Scales
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Weis, Robert; Totten, Sara J. – Journal of Psychoeducational Assessment, 2004
The ecological validity of the Conners' Continuous Performance Test II (CPT-II) was examined using a sample of 206 first- and second-grade children. Children's CPT-II scores were correlated with observations of inattentive/hyperactive behavior during CPT-II administration, observations of children's behavior during analogue academic task,…
Descriptors: Performance Tests, Validity, Grade 1, Grade 2
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Miller, Michael L.; Fee, Virginia E.; Netterville, Amanda K. – Research in Developmental Disabilities: A Multidisciplinary Journal, 2004
The reliability of Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) rating scales in children with mental retardation was assessed. Parents, teachers, and teaching assistants completed ADHD rating scales on 48 children aged 5-12 diagnosed with mental retardation. Measures included the Child Behavior Checklist (CBCL), Conners Rating Scales, the…
Descriptors: Psychometrics, Behavior Rating Scales, Measures (Individuals), Attention Deficit Disorders