Vanderbilt-Teacher - NICHQ Vanderbilt Assessment Scale - Teacher Informant

 Description

The Vanderbilt Assessment Scale - Teacher Informant is a 43-item scale used to aid in the diagnosis of ADHD, oppositional-defiant disorder, anxiety, depression, and academic performance.

Special Instructions

Choose the answers that best describe the child's behaviors since the beginning of the school year.

Once the patient has submitted it, you may preview it on the uninitialed documents tab in the EMR. However, do not initial it or it won't later be pulled into your MobileNote.

Scores Produced

  • ADHD Combined Inattention/Hyperactivity score (0-54)
  • Anxiety/Depression Screen score (0-7)
  • Average Performance score (1-5)
  • Oppositional-Defiant Disorder Screen score (0-10)
  • Performance score (0-8)
  • Predominantly Hyperactive/Impulsive subtype score (0-9)
  • Predominantly Inattentive subtype score (0-9)

Interpretation

  • ADHD Combined Inattention/Hyperactivity score is for tracking improvement over time.
  • Anxiety/Depression Screen is positive if this score is 3 or greater and Performance score is 1 or greater.
  • Average Performance score is for tracking improvement over time.
  • Hyperactive/Impulsive subtype is positive if this score is 6 or greater AND Performance.
  • Inattentive subtype is positive if this score is 6 or greater AND Performance score is 1 or greater.
  • Oppositional-Defiant Disorder Screen is positive if this score is 3 or greater and Performance score is 1 or greater.
  • Performance score is for use in interpreting the above scores.

References

American Academy of Pediatrics and National Initiative for Children's Healthcare Quality. NICHQ Vanderbilt Assessment Scale - Teacher Informant. 2002

Downloads 

Vanderbilt Teacher.pdf

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