VANDERBILT ADHD RATING SCALES
This initial assessment tool, available on the website of Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt for use with children ages 6-12, 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).
SNAP-IV R RATING SCALE
This scale, available on the website www.adhd.net, used with children and adolescents ages 6-18, contains 90 items, and takes about 10 minutes to administer. The SNAP-IV R includes symptoms of ADHD and also oppositional defiant disorders (ODD) and aggression. It was developed by Swanson, Nolan, and Pelham.
A screener is not a definitive test. Whether the results of using the screener are positive or negative, if you think there is an issue, seek the help of a qualified mental health care provider!