ADHD SYMPTOM CHECKLIST-4 (ADHD-SC4)
Ages 3 to 18 years old
By Kenneth D. Gadow, Ph.D. and Joyce Sprafkin, Ph.D.
The ADHD Symptom Checklist-4 (ADHD-SC4) is a 50-item rating scale completed by parents and teachers to monitor response to treatment for AD/HD and Oppositional Defiant Disorder (ODD). The ADHD-SC4 contains the symptoms of these DSM-IV disorders, the Peer Conflict Scale (which measures peer aggression), and the Stimulant Side Effects Checklist (to monitor medication). The ADHD-SC4 is a reliable and valid screening and treatment monitoring instrument for children 3 to 18 years old. The ADHD-SC4 can be completed in 5 minutes and is quick and easy to score.
RESEARCH: ADHD-SC4 scores show a high degree of correspondence with psychiatric diagnosis (predictive validity), correlate well with other commonly used dimensional scales (concurrent validity), and easily differentiate clinical and nonclinical populations (discriminant validity). Peer Conflict Scale scores show high agreement with direct observations of child aggression. All four ADHD-SC4 categories are sensitive indicators of response to treatment.
NORMS: Teacher (N=2,715) and parent (N=1,844) norms are based on Child Symptom Inventories completed for children ages 3 to 18 years. T scores and raw scores are presented on Symptom Severity Profile score sheets.
PRODUCT INFORMATION: The ADHD MANUAL (200 pages) contains a description of DSM-IV criteria for AD/HD and ODD; research on reliability, validity, and treatment sensitivity; normative data studies; and scoring guidelines and clinical applications. The KIT contains the Manual, 50 ADHD-SC4 Checklists, and 50 Symptom Severity Profile score sheets.
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Revised: January 23, 2016