• Summary
  • Contents
  • Subject index

“Another winner in Sage's Developmental Clinical Psychology and Psychiatry Series, this time by a University of California, Berkeley psychologist…. Stephen P. Hinshaw's chief goals are to provide adequate background information and to evaluate certain key debates and core questions that remain unacceptably answered at the present time…. He has managed to convey in accurate and readable fashion a remarkable amount of information in a relatively short space. Advances, challenges, and unresolved problems in diverse but relevant areas are meticulously analyzed and placed in context. As the comprehensive and well-chosen reference list bears testimony, the book is enriched by the fact that the author's own work plays an important role in elaborating many of the key features of this still little understood but very prevalent disorder. ...

Assessment and Diagnosis
Assessment and diagnosis

Evaluating children with attention deficits and hyperactivity presents challenges to traditional assessment paradigms. Before elaborating on psychometric issues, theoretical models, and preferred evaluation strategies, I discuss the nature of such challenges. First, it is necessary to realize that there is no single assessment tool that can conclusively establish a diagnosis of ADHD in a child who displays core symptoms. Rather, information from multiple sources must be weighed and synthesized, and the limitations of each informant's perspectives on attentional performance, overactivity, and poor impulse control must be taken into account. Second, because of the ubiquity of ADHD-related symptomatology across normal development and because of the frequent display of inattention and concentration difficulties in other child disorders (see Chapter 1 and 3), ...

  • Loading...
locked icon

Sign in to access this content

Get a 30 day FREE TRIAL

  • Watch videos from a variety of sources bringing classroom topics to life
  • Read modern, diverse business cases
  • Explore hundreds of books and reference titles