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CHILD STUDY CENTER
Vanderbilt ADHD Diagnostic Teacher Rating Scale
Department of Pediatrics
University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center
Teacher’s Name: ____________________ Today’s Date: ___________ Child’s Name: ______________________ Grade Level: ____
Directions: Each rating should be considered in the context of what is appropriate for the age of the child you are
rating and should reflect that child’s behavior since the beginning of the school year.
Please indicate the number of weeks or months you have been able to evaluate the behaviors: ___________.
Is this evaluation based on a time when the child
was on medication
was not on medication
not sure?
BEHAVIOR:
never
occasionally
often
very often
1. Fails to give attention to details or makes careless mistakes in schoolwork.
0
1
2
3
2. Has difficulty sustaining attention to tasks or activities.
0
1
2
3
3. Does not seem to listen when spoken to directly.
0
1
2
3
4. Does not follow through on instructions and fails to finish schoolwork (not due to
0
1
2
3
oppositional behavior or failure to understand).
5. Has difficulty organizing tasks and activities.
0
1
2
3
6. Avoids, dislikes, or is reluctant to engage in tasks that require sustained mental effort.
0
1
2
3
7. Loses things necessary for tasks or activities (school assignments, pencils, or books).
0
1
2
3
8. Is easily distracted by extraneous stimuli.
0
1
2
3
9. Is forgetful in daily activities.
0
1
2
3
10. Fidgets with hands or feet or squirms in seat.
0
1
2
3
11. Leaves seat in classroom or in other situations in which remaining seated is expected.
0
1
2
3
12. Runs about or climbs excessively in situations in which remaining seated is expected.
0
1
2
3
13. Has difficulty playing or engaging in leisure activities quietly.
0
1
2
3
14. Is “on the go” or often acts as if “driven by a motor”.
0
1
2
3
15. Talks excessively.
0
1
2
3
16. Blurts out answers before questions have been completed.
0
1
2
3
17. Has difficulty waiting in line.
0
1
2
3
18. Interrupts or intrudes on others (e.g., butts into conversations or games).
0
1
2
3
19. Loses temper.
0
1
2
3
20. Actively defies or refuses to comply with adult’s requests or rules.
0
1
2
3
21. Is angry or resentful.
0
1
2
3
22. Is spiteful and vindictive.
0
1
2
3
23. Bullies, threatens, or intimidates others.
0
1
2
3
24. Initiates physical fights.
0
1
2
3
25. Lies to obtain goods for favors or to avoid obligations (i.e. “cons” others).
0
1
2
3
26. Is physically cruel to people.
0
1
2
3
27. Has stolen items of nontrivial value.
0
1
2
3
28. Deliberately destroys others’ property.
0
1
2
3
29. Is fearful, anxious, or worried.
0
1
2
3
30. Is self-conscious or easily embarrassed.
0
1
2
3
31. Is afraid to try new things for fear of making mistakes.
0
1
2
3
32. Feels worthless or inferior.
0
1
2
3
33. Blames self for problems, feels guilty.
0
1
2
3
34. Feels lonely, unwanted, or unloved; complains that “no one loves him/her”.
0
1
2
3
35. Is sad, unhappy, or depressed.
0
1
2
3
PERFORMANCE:
Above
Somewhat
Academic Performance
Excellent
Average
Average
of a Problem
Problematic
1. Reading
1
2
3
4
5
2. Mathematics
1
2
3
4
5
3. Written Expression
1
2
3
4
5
Classroom Behavioral Performance
1. Relationship with peers
1
2
3
4
5
2. Following directions
1
2
3
4
5
3. Disrupting class
1
2
3
4
5
4. Assignment completion
1
2
3
4
5
5. Organizational skills
1
2
3
4
5
Please return this form to:
For Office Use Only
Total number of questions scored 2 or 3 in questions 1–9:
Mailing address:
Total number of questions scored 2 or 3 in questions 10–18:
Total Symptom Score for questions 1–18:
Total number of questions scored 2 or 3 in questions 19–28:
Fax number:
Total number of questions scored 2 or 3 in questions 29–35:
Total number of questions scored 4 or 5 in questions 36–43:
Average Performance Score:
CHILD STUDY CENTER
Vanderbilt ADHD Diagnostic Teacher Rating Scale
Department of Pediatrics
University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center
Teacher’s Name: ____________________ Today’s Date: ___________ Child’s Name: ______________________ Grade Level: ____
Directions: Each rating should be considered in the context of what is appropriate for the age of the child you are
rating and should reflect that child’s behavior since the beginning of the school year.
Please indicate the number of weeks or months you have been able to evaluate the behaviors: ___________.
Is this evaluation based on a time when the child
was on medication
was not on medication
not sure?
BEHAVIOR:
never
occasionally
often
very often
1. Fails to give attention to details or makes careless mistakes in schoolwork.
0
1
2
3
2. Has difficulty sustaining attention to tasks or activities.
0
1
2
3
3. Does not seem to listen when spoken to directly.
0
1
2
3
4. Does not follow through on instructions and fails to finish schoolwork (not due to
0
1
2
3
oppositional behavior or failure to understand).
5. Has difficulty organizing tasks and activities.
0
1
2
3
6. Avoids, dislikes, or is reluctant to engage in tasks that require sustained mental effort.
0
1
2
3
7. Loses things necessary for tasks or activities (school assignments, pencils, or books).
0
1
2
3
8. Is easily distracted by extraneous stimuli.
0
1
2
3
9. Is forgetful in daily activities.
0
1
2
3
10. Fidgets with hands or feet or squirms in seat.
0
1
2
3
11. Leaves seat in classroom or in other situations in which remaining seated is expected.
0
1
2
3
12. Runs about or climbs excessively in situations in which remaining seated is expected.
0
1
2
3
13. Has difficulty playing or engaging in leisure activities quietly.
0
1
2
3
14. Is “on the go” or often acts as if “driven by a motor”.
0
1
2
3
15. Talks excessively.
0
1
2
3
16. Blurts out answers before questions have been completed.
0
1
2
3
17. Has difficulty waiting in line.
0
1
2
3
18. Interrupts or intrudes on others (e.g., butts into conversations or games).
0
1
2
3
19. Loses temper.
0
1
2
3
20. Actively defies or refuses to comply with adult’s requests or rules.
0
1
2
3
21. Is angry or resentful.
0
1
2
3
22. Is spiteful and vindictive.
0
1
2
3
23. Bullies, threatens, or intimidates others.
0
1
2
3
24. Initiates physical fights.
0
1
2
3
25. Lies to obtain goods for favors or to avoid obligations (i.e. “cons” others).
0
1
2
3
26. Is physically cruel to people.
0
1
2
3
27. Has stolen items of nontrivial value.
0
1
2
3
28. Deliberately destroys others’ property.
0
1
2
3
29. Is fearful, anxious, or worried.
0
1
2
3
30. Is self-conscious or easily embarrassed.
0
1
2
3
31. Is afraid to try new things for fear of making mistakes.
0
1
2
3
32. Feels worthless or inferior.
0
1
2
3
33. Blames self for problems, feels guilty.
0
1
2
3
34. Feels lonely, unwanted, or unloved; complains that “no one loves him/her”.
0
1
2
3
35. Is sad, unhappy, or depressed.
0
1
2
3
PERFORMANCE:
Above
Somewhat
Academic Performance
Excellent
Average
Average
of a Problem
Problematic
1. Reading
1
2
3
4
5
2. Mathematics
1
2
3
4
5
3. Written Expression
1
2
3
4
5
Classroom Behavioral Performance
1. Relationship with peers
1
2
3
4
5
2. Following directions
1
2
3
4
5
3. Disrupting class
1
2
3
4
5
4. Assignment completion
1
2
3
4
5
5. Organizational skills
1
2
3
4
5
Please return this form to:
For Office Use Only
Total number of questions scored 2 or 3 in questions 1–9:
Mailing address:
Total number of questions scored 2 or 3 in questions 10–18:
Total Symptom Score for questions 1–18:
Total number of questions scored 2 or 3 in questions 19–28:
Fax number:
Total number of questions scored 2 or 3 in questions 29–35:
Total number of questions scored 4 or 5 in questions 36–43:
Average Performance Score:
How to score the teacher checklist
A. For questions 1–9, add up the number of questions where the teacher circled a 2 or 3.
B. For questions 10–18, add up the number of questions where the teacher circled a 2 or 3.
C. For questions 36–43, add up the number of questions where the teacher circled a 4 or 5.
ADHD Predominantly Inattentive subtype (1 and 2):
At least 6 of questions 1–9 must score a 2 or 3 and
At least 1 of questions 36–43 must score a 4 or 5
ADHD Predominantly Hyperactive/Impulsive subtype
At least 6 of questions 10–18 must score a 2 or 3 and
At least 1 of questions 36–43 must score a 4 or 5
ADHD Combined Inattention/Hyperactivity subtype
At least 6 of questions 1–9 must score a 2 or 3 and
At least 6 of questions 10–18 must score a 2 or 3 and
At least 1 of questions 36–43 must score a 4 or 5
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