Racial and Ethnic Disparities in Teacher-Reported ADHD Symptoms

This session is from the NASP 2021 Annual Convention

  • PMD: 1,2
  • Skill Level: Intermediate
  • Session 3: Promoting Diversity and Multicultural Competence in School Psychology

Learner Objectives

This session will help participants…

  1. advocate the use of data-based and collaborative decision-making in conducting valid and reliable assessments of student behavior in diverse populations.
  2. discuss how racial and ethnic differences may influence assessment of ADHD symptoms and symptom-related impairments.
  3. promote fairness and social justice in the provision of services for diverse student populations.


Do race and ethnicity influence teacher ratings of students’ ADHD symptoms or symptom-related impairments? We will provide results of a systematic literature review which summarize the present state of knowledge related to this question. School-based practitioners and educators will learn about racial and ethnic biases in ADHD symptom ratings and how biases can influence referrals and services for students with ADHD.



Abbey J. McClemont, University at Buffalo
Stephanie S. Fredrick, University at Buffalo


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