The Test

The “Test”

This page of our website drives you to the test currently used to decide if your child suffers from the so-called ADHD syndrome (Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder).

In case of 6 or more positive answers, the minor can be “labeled” as ADHD, filed in the special National Registry and addressed to the Regional Centres for psychiatric drugs administration.

A simple test, that is the only diagnosis criteria used, makes it the most questioned method ever recorded in the modern medicine history.

As a matter of fact,  when you try and answer to the following questions, no matter which result you may arrive to, each diagnosis should be completed by a multi-disciplinary team (pediatrician, pedagogist, clinic educationist, psychologist, nutritionist, etc), instead of a single specialist – though very competent – such as a child neuropsychiatric.

Do not start administering psychiatric drugs – or do not suggest – to your son/nephew/pupil based on this test results, which is currently used to complete the diagnosis, too.

Do not stop it, in case you have already started it, even if the test results should reassure you about the absence of the behavior disorder.

One or more behavior disorders, showed by the test, do not necessarily prove the existence of any pathology.

For a real informed consent, please read carefully all contents of this internet website.
TEACHER SCALE TO IDENTIFY CHILDREN ATTENTION AND HYPERACTIVITY BEHAVIORS

 

Updated by: DSM IV APA 1995 e Scale SDAG Cornoldi, Gardinale, Masi, Pettenò 1996

Scale A (Inattention)
1. Fails to concentrate attention on details or makes several careless mistakes Never Sometimes Often Very often
2. Often has difficulty sustaining attention in tasks or play activities Never Sometimes Often Very often
3. Often does not seem to listen when spoken to directly Never Sometimes Often Very often
4. Often does not follow through on instructions and fails to finish his tasks or duties, not due to oppositional behavior or failure to understand instructions Never Sometimes Often Very often
5. Often has difficulty organizing tasks and activities Never Sometimes Often Very often
6. Often avoids, dislikes, or is reluctant to engage in tasks that require sustained mental effort (such as schoolwork or homework) Never Sometimes Often Very often
7. Often loses things necessary for tasks or activites (e.g. diary, pencils, books or school tools) Never Sometimes Often Very often
8. Often easily distracted by extraneous stimuli Never Sometimes Often Very often
9. Often forgetful in daily activities Never Sometimes Often Very often
Scale B (Hyperactivity/Impulsiveness)
1. Often fidgets with hands or squirms in seat. Never Sometimes Often Very often
2. Often leaves seat Never Sometimes Often Very often
3. Often shows inner restlessness, runs about or climbs excessively in situations in which it is inappropriate. Never Sometimes Often Very often
4. Often has difficulty in playing or engaging in leisure activities quietly. Never Sometimes Often Very often
5. Often is “on the go” or often acts as if “driven” by a motor. Never Sometimes Often Very often
6. Often talks excessively, cannot keep silent Never Sometimes Often Very often
7. Often blurts out answers before  questions have been completed. Never Sometimes Often Very often
8. Often has difficulty awaiting turn Never Sometimes Often Very often
9. Often interrupts or intrudes on others ( eg butts into conversations or games) Never Sometimes Often Very often
Work out your score
Total score:

scale A scale B