Title

Development and Validation of an Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) Executive Function and Behavior Rating Screening Battery

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

11-1-2009

Abstract

Attention problems are ubiquitous in clinical practice, commonly found in many childhood learning and behavior disorders. Practitioners need cost- and time-effective methods for determining whether children have attention problems due to attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) or numerous other conditions. This study examined the utility of a 15-minute ADHD screening battery designed to differentiate ADHD (including inattentive, IT, and combined, CT, subtypes), specific learning disability (SLD), and typical child samples. Results for the 368 children (age 6 to 12 years) revealed that the Trail Making Test-Part B (Time/Errors), Hale-Denckla Cancellation Test (Time/Correct), and Child Attention Profile (Inattention/Overactivity) teacher ratings discriminated between typical and ADHD groups (87% correct classification; sensitivity = .64; specificity = .92) and differentiated between IT, CT, and SLD groups (80% correct classification; IT sensitivity = .82, and specificity = .96; CT sensitivity = .84, and specificity = .82). Discriminant function and Bonferroni post hoc results revealed different neuropsychological and behavioral patterns among groups.

Publication Title

Journal of Clinical & Experimental Neuropsychology

Volume

31

Issue

8

First Page

897

Last Page

912

PubMed ID

19308775

Comments

This article was published in Journal of Clinical & Experimental Neuropsychology, Volume 31, Issue 8, November 2009, Pages 897-912.

The published version is available at http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/13803390802687423

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