Attention Deficit Disorder Screening
There are several tools used to screen for ADD/ADHD in children. The Vanderbilt ADHD rating scale is an initial assessment tool, for use with children ages 6-12. The tool contains rating scales for symptoms of disorders and for impairments in academic and behavioral performance. Although this tool is not intended for diagnosis, it is widely used to provide information about symptom presence and severity, as well as the child’s performance in the classroom, home, and social settings. The Vanderbilt Scale takes approximately 10 minutes to complete (the Parent Form has 55 items; the Teacher Form has 43 items).