The CARE is an ADHD assessment designed specifically for college students ages 17-23 years. The CARE will establish the need for a more comprehensive psychological evaluation for those students who are concerned that symptoms of ADHD may be impacting their achievement and may require educational accommodations. The instrument also can assist postsecondary disability service providers with students who have a documented history of ADHD.
The CARE consists of two rating scales: the Student Response Inventory (SRI), which is administered to college students, and the Parent Response Inventory (PRI), which is administered to students' parents. Test items that relate to anxiety disorders, mood disorders, somatic disorders, disruptive behavior disorders, and substance abuse form the comorbidity screener.
Features of the CARE
- Reading levels are low: 6th grade for the SRI and 7th grade for the PRI.
- Examiners can use two normative standards to identify ADHD: Comparison to average college students and comparison to DSM-IV™ diagnostic standards for adults.
- Conormed on 1,080 matched students and parents and stratified by age/grade level, gender, ethnicity, ability level, region, and classification status.
- Excellent reliability and validity.