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Volume 20, Issue 2 (1991)

Assessment and Classification of Attention-Deficit Hyperactive Disorders

pp. 187—202

Abstract: This article discusses issues concerning evaluation, assessment, and classification of Attention-deficit Hyperactive Disorders (ADHD). Current treatment of ADHD in psychiatric and educational classification of childhood disorders is presented. It is argued that the diagnosis of ADHD should be a “best estimate” diagnosis, based on a behavioral assessment strategy using multi-method assessment. Considerations in the selection and use of assessment techniques which may be incorporated into this process, including diagnostic interviews,behavioral rating scales, peer assessment, and observational techniques, are discussed.

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