Date of Submission


Degree Type


Degree Name

Doctor of Psychology (PsyD)



Department Chair

Stephanie Felgoise, PhD, ABPP

First Advisor

Donald P. Masey, PsyD

Second Advisor

Susan M. Panichelli Mindel, PhD

Third Advisor

Robert L. Rider, PhD


Neuropsychological assessment is useful for identifying and predicting symptoms of psychological disorders. Certain tests within a neuropsychological battery can be better predictors of attention deficit-hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) symptoms than others. The current study aims to contribute to the growing body of literature supporting the use of neuropsychological assessment in identifying adult ADHD symptoms. Data includes 68 deidentified adults with ADHD collected retrospectively from a private neuropsychology practice. A linear regression model (ANOVA) evaluated the relationship between the dependent variable for Hypotheses 1-3 (Attention and Behavior Rating Form, total score) and independent variables of D-KEFS Tower Test first move time and total achievement, the 2 & 7 Test omission errors, CPT 3 commission errors, and ROCF Copy Trial time to copy and a low accuracy copy score. Results did not find a significant association between shorter first move time or total achievement on the D-KEFS Tower Test and ABRF total scores. No association was found between commission errors on the CPT 3 and number of ADHD symptoms on the ABRF; however, a significant association was found between number of omission errors on the 2 & 7 Test and number of ADHD symptoms on the ABRF. Finally, no association was found between shorter time to copy and a low accuracy copy score on the ROCF copy trial and more ADHD symptoms on the ABRF. Analyses controlled for depression and anxiety as assessed by the PAI for each hypothesis. Results may inform future ADHD assessment approaches and potentially contribute to creating a more concise ADHD battery.

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