Assessing Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (Topics by Arthur D. Anastopoulos, Terri L. Shelton

By Arthur D. Anastopoulos, Terri L. Shelton

This quantity presents baby overall healthiness care execs and educators with a accomplished set of empirically-driven, process-oriented directions for assessing young ones and youngsters who convey indicators of Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity sickness (AD/HD). * deals instructions for undertaking an AD/HD evaluate;
* contains a specified description of the defining positive aspects of AD/HD;
* Comprehensively discusses how AD/HD and its linked gains spread around the lifestyles span;
* provides an in-depth critique of assorted review approaches.
Assessing Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder steers the reader during the strategy of picking out measures and attaining exact AD/HD diagnoses. The textual content additionally studies the method of translating evaluation info into therapy options, giving suggestions to kids and households, and comparing therapy efficacy.

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Some children with AD/HD shift frequently from one toy to the next, leaving behind a messy trail on the floor. There is also a good chance that young elementary school children will not be able to attend long enough to complete even the simplest of board games, such as Candyland or Sorry. Primary Characteristics and Associated Features 27 As children get older, even greater demands for self-regulation and responsibility arise. During the middle and high school years, many students with AD/HD have trouble remembering to bring books home or to turn in assignments.

Given its emphasis on inattention, this particular category seems conceptually related to what DSM-III-R had termed UADD. The other possible scenario that might unfold is when there are 6 or more hyperactivity-impulsivity symptoms but less than 6 inattention symptoms. 01). This, of course, is a completely new subtype category. , Diagnostic Criteria: A Historical Perspective 17 1988), such statistical considerations were not the only grounds for its appearance in DSM-IV. Findings from various clinical investigations, which showed that symptoms of hyperactivity and impulsivity were critical in determining current and future psychosocial functioning (Barkley, Fischer, Edelbrock, & Smallish, 1990; Loeber, Keenan, Lahey, Green, & Thomas, 1993), were also influential.

Early accounts, which often lacked the benefit of neurobiological findings, focused almost exclusively on the attentional processes thought to be at the core of AD/HD. , DSM-III; APA, 1980), investigators soon began to question whether attentional deficits were truly a core problem, partly because they failed to account for why children with AD/HD displayed appropriate levels of attention in some situations and not in others. To address this, investigators put forth alternative explanations, implicating core deficiencies in the regulation of behavior to situational demands (Routh, 1978), in self-directed instruction (Kendall & Braswell, 1985), in the self-regulation of arousal to environmental demands (Douglas, 1983), and in rule-governed behavior (Barkley, 1981).

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