Reliably Diagnose AD/HD in Adolescents and Adults
At one time, Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder was believed to be a childhood affliction, where symptoms would gradually disappear with maturation. However, newer studies suggest that 30-70% of children with AD/HD continue to have symptoms as adults and that the disorder affects 2-5 million adults (CHADD, 1999). The ACTeRS Self-Report was designed to provide a reliable diagnostic measure of AD/HD in adolescents and adults, and extending the age range of- the ACTeRS Teacher and Parent Forms.
The test items define three scales: Attention (A), Hyperactivity/Impulsivity (H), and Social Adjustment (S). Items are presented as 35 self-report statements to which examinees, ages 12 to adult, respond on a five-point scale. There's no time limit, but most people finish in 10–15 minutes.
Available for adolescents and adults, the norms for the ACTeRS Self-Report are based on more than 1,000 cases. Differences between male and female score patterns are insignificant, and reliability coefficients average .88.
Self-administered and self-scored, the test uses color coding to reduce the chance of scoring errors. Percentile equivalents of raw scores are available on the scoring key, and T-score equivalents are available in the manual.