Case 1: Ben – Vanderbilt Assessment Scales

Ben’s mother hands you the following rating scales. Take a look at the documents. Next you will learn how to interpret the scales.

Parent Informant – Vanderbilt Assessment Scales

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Teacher Informant – Vanderbilt Assessment Scales

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Case 1: Ben – Evaluate Vanderbilt Assessment Scales

Now using the slides below, evaluate the Vanderbilt Assessment Scales that Ben’s mother handed you. If the writing is too small, utilize the expand window icon in the lower right corner of each window. When you are done with each Vanderbilt do not forget to check your answers.

Parent Informant – Vanderbilt Assessment Scales

Teacher Informant – Vanderbilt Assessment Scales

Case 2: Oliver – Vanderbilt Assessment Scales

Oliver’s mother hands you a parent and teacher Vanderbilt assessment scales**, both of which are elevated in the core area of hyperactivity and impulsivity.

Oliver appears to be experiencing impairments in functioning as his performance scores were problematic in relationships with siblings, peers, and participation in group activities.

** Note: This family completed Vanderbilt assessment scales rather than the preschool version of the rating scales. The NICHQ Vanderbilt Assessment Scales are used by health care professionals to help diagnose ADHD in children between the ages of 6- and 12-years. In practice, many pediatricians prefer to use one scale (even in younger children) for ease of evaluation.

Below is a link to the ADHD Preschool Rating Scale:

Parent and Teacher Ratings of Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder in Preschool: The ADHD Rating Scale-IV Preschool Version

Case 3: Jill – Vanderbilt Assessment Scales

On Parent Vanderbilt forms Jill’s parents endorse:

  • 7 of 9 inattentive symptoms
  • 1 hyperactive-impulsive symptom
  • 2 of 7 anxiety/depression symptoms

On Teacher Vanderbilt forms Jill’s teacher endorses:

  • 8 of 9 symptoms of inattention as occurring often or very often
  • 2 of 9 hyperactive-impulsive symptoms
  • 3 of 7 anxiety/depression symptoms. 

*** Don’t forget to compare your answer to the sample solution provided after you check your answer.