Encyclopedia of Autism Spectrum Disorders

Living Edition
| Editors: Fred R. Volkmar

ADHD Rating Scale

  • Benjamin E. YerysEmail author
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DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-4614-6435-8_102209-1

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Description

The ADHD rating scale is an 18-question informant report that screens for symptoms of ADHD in children and teenagers from 5 to 17 years of age (DuPaul et al. 1998, 2016a). This questionnaire has four forms that are separated by setting and age group. There is one form for caregivers (parents and legal guardians) to complete for children (ages 5–10) and another for adolescents (ages 11–17), and there are parallel age forms for teachers. Each question on the ADHD rating scale asks about the presence and frequency of ADHD symptoms. Nine items ask about behaviors related to inattention (“easily distracted”), and nine questions about hyperactive and impulsive behaviors (“interrupts others”). Frequency is rated on a four-point scale from “never” to “sometimes” to “often” to “very often.” The ADHD rating scale, fifth edition, incorporates questions about how these symptoms cause...

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Center for Autism ResearchChildren’s Hospital of PhiladelphiaPhiladelphiaUSA
  2. 2.Department of Psychiatry, Perelman School of MedicineUniversity of PennsylvaniaPhiladelphiaUSA