DISORDER EVALUATION SCALE
by Stephen B. McCarney, Ed.D. &
Tamara J. Arthaud, Ph.D.
The Attention Deficit Disorder Evaluation Scale-Fourth Edition (ADDES-4) enables educators, school and private psychologists, pediatricians, and other medical personnel to evaluate Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder in children and youth from input provided by primary observers of the student’s behavior.
The ADDES-4 was developed from research in behavior disorders, learning disabilities, and Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder; current literature in psychology, neurology, and education; and current DSM-5™ practices in identification and diagnosis. The subscales, Inattentive and Hyperactive-Impulsive, are based on the current characteristics of ADHD. The results provided by the scale are commensurate with criteria used by educational, psychiatric, and pediatric professionals to identify Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder in children and youth. The scale is available in two versions: School Version, a reporting form for educators, and Home Version, a reporting form for parents.
Internal consistency, test-retest, and inter-rater reliability; item and factor analysis; and content, diagnostic, criterion-related, and construct validity are documented and reported for the scale.
Characteristics and Components of the ADDES-4
The ADDES-4 is based on the APA definition of Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (DSM-5™) and the criteria most widely accepted by educators and mental health professionals.
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