The WISC-III Freedom From Distractibility factor: It’s utility in identifying children with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder.

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Arthur D. Anastopoulos, Professor and Director of ADHD Clinic (Creator)
The University of North Carolina at Greensboro (UNCG )
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Abstract: Factor analytic studies of the Wechsler Intelligence Scale for Children—Revised (WISC–R; Wechsler, 1974) have consistently identified what is commonly known as the Freedom From Distractibility (FFD) factor, consisting of the Arithmetic, Digit Span, and Coding subtests (Kaufman, 1979). Support for the validity of this factor stems in part from studies that found significant correlations between the WISC–R FFD subtests and other established measures of attention, such as Continuous Performance Tests (Klee & Garfinkel, 1983) and teacher ratings (Reschly & Reschly, 1979). Additional support comes from investigations that detected significantly lower FFD scores among groups of children with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD; American Psychiatric Association, 1987) in comparison with control children (Lufi, Cohen, & Parish-Plass, 1990).

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Psychological Assessment, 6, 368-371
Language: English
Date: 1994
Wechsler Intelligence Scale for Children—Revised, Freedom From Distractibility (FFD)

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