"At Massachusetts General Hospital, we have found the ADHD Rating Scale to be extremely helpful in assessing ADHD and monitoring treatment. The scale has several advantages, including close correspondence to diagnostic criteria and relative freedom from contamination by symptoms of other disorders. DuPaul and his colleagues are to be commended for their rigorous efforts at establishing the psychometric properties of the scale and establishing standardized norms by gender and age for both parent and teacher versions." --Thomas Spencer, MD, Pediatric Psychopharmacology Clinic, Massachusetts General Hospital, Harvard Medical School
"Psychologists working with children with ADHD need reliable and valid assessment tools to develop the best intervention programs. The ADHD Rating Scale- IV promises to provide the quality psychometric properties that will lead not only to correct diagnosis, but also to options for treatment in community and school settings. I strongly recommend this timely and important scale." --Thomas R. Kratochwill, PhD, Professor, School Psychology Program, Director, Educational & Psychological Training Center, University of Wisconson-Madison
"DuPaul and colleagues have compiled an impressive array of data on the utility of the ADHD Rating Scale-IV. Their systematic inclusion of predictive validity statistics (sensitivity, specificity, positive predictive power, negative predictive power) for the Scale is quite helpful for investigators and clinicians. The clear definitions of these terms, and their applicability to clinical decision making, are highlights of the work. Most impressive are the relatively high negative predictive power figures for the Scales, meaning that clinicians may be able to effectively rule out ADHD in certain settings --an important clinical goal." --Stephen P. Hinshaw, PhD, Professor of Psychology; Director, Clinical Psychology Training Program, University of California, Berkeley
"Has high utility for multiple applications due to its quick completion, easy scoring, and sensitivity to treatment."
(Journal of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry
"Has several characteristics that make it useful for practitioners....The brevity of the scale allows for easy administration and scoring....Demonstrates potential for repeated administration in the monitoring of treatment effects....The manual...provides a wealth of information concerning the psychometric properties of the instrument, and these data are well organized and accessible....The ADHD Rating Scale–IV can appropriately be included as a component in the screening and multimethod phases of a school-based approach to comprehensive assessment of ADHD."
(School Psychology Review
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