Screening measures for attention deficit hyperactivity disorder

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dc.contributor.advisor Costenbader, Virginia
dc.contributor.advisor Daniels, William
dc.contributor.author Foley, Heather
dc.date.accessioned 2011-02-01T14:50:50Z
dc.date.available 2011-02-01T14:50:50Z
dc.date.issued 1997-04-28
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/1850/13169
dc.description.abstract While performance-based measures have not typically been used by school psychologists in Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) assessment, a growing body of evidence suggests that neuropsychological measures may provide valuable diagnostic information as part of a comprehensive evaluation of the disorder. The utility of two neuropsychological measures for use as screening measures in assessing ADHD was examined in the present study. The performance of 29 children with ADHD was compared with that of 96 controls on alternate forms of Trails B and a Figure Cancellation Task. Although a developmental trend was found suggesting increased performance with age, time to complete both tasks was comparable for ADHD and control groups. However, children with ADHD obtained a lower total Figure Cancellation Task score, and more errors on Trails B. These results suggest that accuracy, rather than time, is the best predictor of attentional problems in children. en_US
dc.language.iso en_US en_US
dc.subject Psychology en_US
dc.subject.lcc RJ496.A86 F64 1997 en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder--Diagnosis--Research en_US
dc.title Screening measures for attention deficit hyperactivity disorder en_US
dc.type Thesis en_US
dc.description.college College of Liberal Arts en_US
dc.description.department Department of Psychology en_US
dc.contributor.advisorChair Hale, James

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