American International Journal of Social Science

ISSN 2325-4149(Print), ISSN 2325-4165(Online) DIO: 10.30845/aijss

Parental Report versus Standardized Test as Measures of Language Improvement After Intervention in Children at Risk for ADHD
Eliane Ramos, Mildred Suarez, Katie C. Hart, Paulo A. Graziano

This study examined the congruence between standardized testing and parental report in measuring language improvement in children at risk for ADHD after intervention. Twelve children ages 5 to 7 received speech-language therapy over an eight-week period. A standardized test and a parental report were administered pre and post intervention for comparison. Results indicated language improvement in both measures, with parental report more congruent with standardized testing pre intervention than post intervention. Implications for relying on parental reports for measuring intervention effectiveness are discussed.

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