Identifying Students with ADHD: Evidence-Based Assessment with the BRIEF2

This session is from the NASP 2021 Annual Convention

  • PMD: 1
  • Skill Level: Advanced

Learner Objectives

This session will help participants…

  1. use an Evidence-Based Assessment approach including sensitivity and predictive power to identify the likelihood of ADHD diagnosis in a student.
  2. compare individual BRIEF2 profiles with established profiles in students with ADHD subtypes versus other diagnoses;
  3. explain the relationship between executive functions and ADHD diagnoses;
  4. articulate major patterns in the literature on test and rating scale profiles in students with ADHD;

Description

Attentional functioning, and the likelihood of ADHD diagnosis, is one of the most common referral questions for school-based practitioners. Although there are many tools available to assist in measuring attention, few offer an Evidence-Based Assessment approach to identifying the likelihood of ADHD diagnosis in a student. In this skills based workshop, participants will learn an Evidence-Based Assessment model with the BRIEF2 to identify students with ADHD subtypes and to write clear, concise results and impressions.

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Presenter(s)

Peter K. Isquith, Boston Children's Hospital

Contributor(s)

Gerard A. Gioia, Steven C. Guy, Lauren Kenworthy

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