Correlations between Parent and Teacher Ratings of Inattention with Working Memory and Processing Speed in Children with ADHD
Sison, Flora A.
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The present study is aimed at finding if there is a correlation between the Attention Problems scale on the CBCL, for both parent and teacher ratings, and the Freedom from Distractibility Index (FDI)/ Working Memory Index (WMI) and the Processing Speed Index (PSI) of the WISC-III and WISC-IV. The results are that for both the Full Group and the ADHD Group, there was only one significant correlation. This correlation was between the WISC-III FDI and parent ratings of Attention Problems in the Full Group. All other correlations for the Full Group and the ADHD Group were not significant. The WISC and the CBCL are both very valuable tools to use with children; however, to use these as diagnostic tools, especially screening for ADHD, may not be their most effective use.