For ADD and ADHD, the Brown ADD Scales for Adults and The Connors'
Ratings Scales for ADD/ADHD are two of the better checklist assessments
out there in the field.

These two scales for ADD/ADHD both contain scales for hyperactivity,
conduct problems, emotional-over indulgence, anxious passivity, social
behaviors, and daydream/attention problems. If nothing else, these
scales can give a clue for counseling plans/strategies, if you are using
behavioral coaching and/or behavioral modification techniques.

By the way, Russell Barkley, an infrequent poster )on some other lists)
ICN (International Counseling Network) List, and DSSHE (for college
disability services providers) List  has a book that lists an informal
checklist. He (understandably) requires permission to use the list from
his text.

Of the ones mentioned above, I personally like the Brown Scales, because
Dr. Brown has conducted studies with adults and continues to update his
findings.  This is important, since most of the diagnostic material out
there has focused on children.

Test Anxiety is very very tricky to evaluate, because it is not an
actual diagnosis. It is difficult to fit in under any of the DSM Anxiety
codes. Even in testing, it could be tough to fit, because it may not be
common in all tests or courses. It may just be anxiety in one subject
area, and not just testing. Personally, as far as evaluations, I like
the Test Anxiety Inventory from Mindgarden, and I believe they have an
online version:

As with any serious anxiety treatment, one needs to refer a person to
make sure there are no medical problems, other emotional disorders, or
personal problems creating the "test" anxiety.

Fred Deaton, LPC-MHSP

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---Original Message-----
From: Theresa Prezioso [mailto:[log in to unmask]]
Sent: Wednesday, June 14, 2006 7:39 AM
Subject: Request for test assessments for test anxiety and ADD in ages
18 - middle adulthood

Dear Colleagues,

I am looking for testing instruments that formally assess and/or screen
for test anxiety in college students ages 18 through middle adulthood;
self report and counselor administered would be very helpful.   If there
is one in particular with which you are familiar, I would be most
interested in hearing about it.

What about instruments for assessing ADD?  Has anyone used PAR's
(Psychological Assessment Resources Inc.) Clinical Assessment of ADD
(CAT-A)?  And/or are there alternate tests you prefer?

Thank you!

Theresa Prezioso, M.S., M.S., M.Ed.
Coordinator, Counseling Services
Aultman College of Nursing and Health Sciences
Canton, Ohio 
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