Test 2 And Attention Deficit Disorder Evaluation Scale (ADHDT)

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Introduction The two assessment measurement that was chosen for this assignment include Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder Test 2 (ADHDT-2) and Attention Deficit Disorder Evaluation Scale (ADDES-4). These two assessments were chosen to measure the characteristics of ADHD that are mainly inattention and hyperactivity impulsive behavior. These assessments will be used to test children who might have ADHD and who are in the age group from 6 to 10 years old. Thus, the purpose of using these assessments is to see whether the children have symptoms of ADHD and if they need further treatment. Firstly, the ADHDT-2 is an assessment instrument that was first introduced in 1995 and the second edition was released last year in 2015. The ADHDT-2 …show more content…
The whole kit comprises of an examiner 's manual and 50 summary/responses forms (Gilliam, 2015). The ratings for this assessment are done by instructor, parent, or caregiver whoever is in a close contact with the child for the last two weeks (Gilliam, 2015). The test is administered in 5 minutes and the scores are easy to obtain as it is done by hand rather than using a computer or device (Gilliam, 2015). Furthermore, the scoring includes obtaining a raw score overall and getting them on the front sheet of the assessment to get the standardized and percentile scores (Gilliam, 2015). The scores from the each part is represented on a graph with a summary form (Gilliam, 2015). In order to administer the ADHDT-2 test, testers need a training, and the guidelines are pretty basic to follow (Gilliam, 2015). Any person who is familiar with an examiner’s manual and the psychometric rules that shape the norms-references assessment would not have any difficulty administering this test (Gilliam, 2015). On the contrary, the cost of ADDES-4 toolkit costs $273. The assessment kit includes 50 pre-referral attention deficit checklist, 50 of each school and home version rating forms, and an each of home and school version technical manuals, ADHD intervention manual CD that includes pdf files, and a parent’s guide to attention deficit disorder (McCarney & Arthaud, 2013). Each of the assessment tools play a crucial role to generate an overall results to diagnose ADHD. The checklist helps to give a general idea on ADHD related behaviors as an early call to action for recognizing ADHD (McCarney & Arthaud, 2013). The intervention manual provides goals, and interventions for IEP (Individualized Education Programs) (McCarney & Arthaud, 2013). The additional materials like the parent’s guide to ADD provides strategies to effectively assist children to do well in school (McCarney & Arthaud, 2013). The scores for this assessment is easily generated

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