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What type of questions are on the NICHQ Vanderbilt Assessment Scales for ADHD?

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Examples of the types of questions on the National Institute for Children's Health Quality Vanderbilt Assessment Scale for attention deficit hyperactivity disorder include questions about hyperactivity, mood, disruptive or violent behaviors, performance in school, and relationships with others, according to the National Institute for Children's Health Quality. Parents answer these questions about their children's behavior in the past six months. The first edition of this assessment scale is available on the organization's website.

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The National Institute for Children's Health Quality Vanderbilt Assessment Scale is used by health care providers to assess children for attention, deficit hyperactivity disorder, conduct disorder, opposition-defiant disorder, anxiety and depression, explains WebMD.

On the assessment, examples of questions about hyperactivity include topics regarding activity levels and whether a child remains still while seated, notes the National Institute for Children's Health Quality. Examples of questions about mood include topics regarding anger, resentment and depression. Examples of questions about disruptive behaviors include topics such as bullying and argumentative tendencies with authority figures.

The National Institute for Children's Health Quality scale asks about children's overall performance in school and specifically about reading, writing and mathematics, according to its website. It also asks parents to assess their children's relationships with their parents, siblings and peers. Parents rate their children's performance in each of these areas as excellent, above average, average, somewhat of a problem and problematic.

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