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Martin, Staci C.; Wolters, Pamela L.; Smith, Ann C. M. – Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders, 2006
Children with Smith-Magenis Syndrome (SMS) exhibit deficits in adaptive behavior but systematic studies using objective measures are lacking. This descriptive study assessed adaptive functioning in 19 children with SMS using the Vineland Adaptive Behavior Scales (VABS). Maladaptive behavior was examined through parent questionnaires and the…
Descriptors: Behavior Disorders, Children, Daily Living Skills, Socialization
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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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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