Center for Children and Families
ADHD Fact Sheets, Treatment Programs, and Assessment Instruments
Parents, Teachers, Mental Health Professionals, and Students
- What Parents and Teachers Should
Know About ADHD
Briefly summarizes diagnostic criteria and process, causes, lifespan outcomes, and treatment for ADHD children and adolescents. Spanish Translation available..
- ADHD Psychosocial Treatment
Describes the reasons for doing non-medication approaches to treating ADHD. This packet describes the nature of evidence-based psychosocial treatment, including parent training, school interventions, and peer interventions and includes useful references for parents, teachers, and professionals. Spanish translation available.
- ADHD Medication Information Sheet
for Parents and Teachers
Describes medication treatment for children with ADHD, including types of medication used, dosages, benefits, and side effects.
- Creating a Daily Report Card for the Home
Describes in a series of step-by-step worksheets how a parent can establish a program at home to help them better manage their ADHD child's behavior problems and to develop more appropriate behaviors.
- How to Establish a Daily
Report Card (School-Home Note)
Describes how teachers can establish a School-Home Daily Report Card (DRC) for an ADHD child in the classroom to help them manage child behavior and to provide standard communication between teachers and parents.
- Conducting an Outpatient Medication
Assessment and Ratings
Describes procedures for conducting a school-based, placebo-controlled medication evaluation and includes rating scales for main effects and side effects of medication.
- Parent/Teacher Disruptive Behavior
Disorder Rating Scale
Questionnaire to be completed by the parent and teacher to determine symptoms of ADHD, oppositional/defiant disorder and conduct disorder. Includes scoring information. Spanish translation available.
- Impairment Rating Scales (IRS)
Narrative form to be completed by the parent and teacher to describe child's behavioral problems and need for treatment. IRS Means, SD, and Score Distribution are also available. Spanish translation available. Italian translation available.
- Clinical Intake Interview
- Disruptive Behavior Disorders Structured
Semi-structured interview consisting of DSM-IV symptoms of ADHD, ODD and CD with situational and severity probes. (Revised 2006).
- Teacher Behavioral
Assesses teachers' use of and success with classroom management procedures and behavioral interventions, both at the classwide level and for a targeted child.
- Teacher Classroom Management
Practices Rating Scale
Checklist-format assessment of teachers' use of and success with behavioral practices in the classroom. Also assesses use of non-evidence-based practices for ADHD in the classroom context.
- Parent Behavior Management
Practices Rating Scale
Checklist-format assessment of parents' use of and success with behavioral practices in the home. Also assesses use of non-evidence-based practices for ADHD.
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