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Rinn, Anne N.; Reynolds, Marilyn J. – Roeper Review, 2012
Gifted children and adolescents can display behavioral characteristics similar to those exhibited by children and adolescents who have been diagnosed with attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), leading to potential issues with misdiagnosis. The overlapping characteristics between giftedness and ADHD are often seen as anecdotal or to only…
Descriptors: Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder, Adolescents, Children, Student Behavior
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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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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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Niederhofer, Helmut; Pittschieler, Klaus – Journal of Attention Disorders, 2006
Objective: Several studies report a possible association of celiac disease (CD) with psychiatric and psychological disturbances, such as ADHD. Method: The authors assess 132 participants from 3 to 57 years of age (M = 19.3 years) affected by CD for the possibility of an associated ADHD-like symptomatology, using the Conner Scale Hypescheme, a…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Autism, Rating Scales, Dietetics
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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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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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Collett, Brent R.; Gimpel, Gretchen A. – Journal of Attention Disorders, 2004
Objective: This study explores child and maternal attributions in ADHD and non-ADHD populations. Participants included children with ADHD (N = 26) and without ADHD (N = 24) and their mothers. Method: Children completed the Children's Attributional Style Questionnaire-Revised (CASQ-R; Kaslow & Nolen-Hoeksema, 1991) and mothers completed the…
Descriptors: Mothers, Attention Deficit Disorders, Measures (Individuals), Depression (Psychology)
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Szobot, C. M.; Ketzer, C.; Parente, M. A.; Biederman, J.; Rohde, L. A. – Journal of Attention Disorders, 2004
Objective: To evaluate the acute efficacy of methylphenidate (MPH) in Brazilian male children and adolescents with ADHD. Method: In a 4-day, double-blind, placebo-controlled, randomized, fix dose escalating, parallel-group trial, 36 ADHD children and adolescents were allocated to two groups: MPH (n = 19) and placebo (n = 17). Participants were…
Descriptors: Attention Deficit Disorders, Rating Scales, Adolescents, Drug Therapy
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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
Mueller, Frances; Brozovich, Richard; Johnson, Carol Barnes – Diagnostique, 1999
This article describes the Conners Rating Scales-Revised, a rating scale designed to identify Canadian and American students ages 3 to 17 years with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder. The test contains a Teacher Feedback Form, a Parent Feedback Form, and Adolescent Feedback Forms. Its administration, reliability, and validity are discussed.…
Descriptors: Adolescents, Attention Deficit Disorders, Behavior Rating Scales, Children