Navigation Links
Targeted Testing Receives Favorable Reviews On PADDS, Begins Nationwide Research Study On The Target Tests of Executive Functioning-OV

Recent Reviews In Major Peer Review Journals Have Identified The PADDS As One Of The Most Promising New Developments For The Evidence-Based Assessment Of Attention And Executive Functioning Difficulties. Some Of The Most Recent Are Listed Below.

(PRWEB) December 1, 2009 -- Review written by: Leesa V. Huang Ph.D. for the Journal of Attention Disorders, Volume 13, No. 3 November 2009. A nice synopsis of this article is available on PubMed Here

Review written by: Steven Spector, Ph.D., Eric A. Youngstrom, Ph.D., Kristin D. Anderson, Psy.D. for The ADHD Report Volume 17 Number 5, October 2009

An Expert Interview with Dr. Thomas Pedigo on Evidence-Based Assessment by Laurie Barclay, MD for MedScape Today from WebMD

An in depth review from Buros Institute of Mental Measurments is scheduled to be released electronically in Test Reviews Online January of 2010 and will be included in theBuros' 18th Mental Measurments Yearbook in Spring 2010.

The Pediatric Attention Disorders Diagnostic Screener, or PADDS, is a powerful new evidence-based Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) assessment software program used for testing attention and executive function disorders in children ages 6 through 12. Consisting of the Computer Administered Diagnostic Interview (CADI), the Swanson, Nolan, and Pelham—IV (SNAP-IV) Parent rating scale and Teacher rating scale, and three computer administered objective measures called the Target Tests of Executive Functioning (TTEF). The actuarial / statistical reporting functions make available an automatically calculated predictive index for scoring and reporting. This method uses Bayesian probability to calculate diagnostic likelihood ratios, which are then graphed on a Nomogram to provide incremental validity when combining results from multiple measures so that each unique data source can be allowed to contribute to (or detract from, as the case may be) the prediction (Cumulative probability) of the diagnosis. The results are also given in a more traditional, normalized, relative Standard score, T-score, Z-Score, and Percentile rank format for comparison to the non-clinical reference group.

We are currently engaging in a nationwide normative effort for our newly developed set of measures of Executive Functioning TTEF-OV. These measures referred to as the Target Tests of Executive Functioning-OV (Older Version) represent the upward extension of the child version of these measures published by TTI. These measures are designed to help gain greater insight for an overall assessment of attention and working memory in Adolescents and Adults. TTI expects to have this research completed and published in the spring of 2010, as well as a completed, release version of the TTEF-OV software, with new Auditory Measures for both versions expected soon after.

PADDS and TTEF-OV are designed for use by Pediatricians, Psychiatrists, Psychologists, and other qualified mental health professionals. They are available directly from Targeted Testing Inc and other major psychological test publishers.

Targeted Testing Inc., founded by Dr. Thomas K. Pedigo Ed.D. and Kenneth L. Pedigo, is currently developing and researching several new lines of computer administered and evidence-based assessments systems to be used in screening psychological disorders. Their primary developmental approach consists of two main areas of focus. The first relates to integrating an updated construct of the disorders and the specific criteria, while the second addresses the question of how to enhance diagnostic accuracy in an efficient manner.

Targeted Testing Inc. is a member of the Association of Test Publishers.

For more information about the PADDS or TTEF-OV, please contact Kenneth Pedigo by calling 1-877-425-1093, or visit our website


Read the full story at

Source: PRWeb
Copyright©2009 Vocus, Inc.
All rights reserved  

Related medicine news :

1. Study suggests brain tumors need treatment with multiple targeted drugs
2. Data Show SuperGens Multi-Targeted Tyrosine Kinase Inhibitor Demonstrates Pre-clinical Activity in Glioblastoma Multiforme
3. Research suggests targeted treatment strategies for lupus
4. S*BIO Expands Pipeline With the Development of a Unique Flt3 -CDK Inhibitor as a Targeted Therapy for Acute Leukemias
5. Targeted Genetics Reports on Recombinant DNA Advisory Committee (RAC) Assessment of Its Phase I/II Trial of tgAAC94 for Inflammatory Arthritis
6. Gleevec, the targeted cancer pill, delivers more good news to patients
7. OHSU Cancer Institute researcher develops test for targeted therapy in acute myeloid leukemia
8. Light powered platinum more targeted and 80 times more powerful than similar cancer treatments
9. A major step toward a more targeted treatment for auto-immune diseases?
10. NeoStrata Clinical Findings Reveal Benefits of Combining Glycolic Acid Peels and Targeted Home Care With Microdermabrasion for Optimized Treatment of Photodamaged Skin
11. New study of targeted therapies for breast cancer -- model for global clinical trials
Post Your Comments:
Related Image:
Targeted Testing Receives Favorable Reviews On  PADDS,  Begins  Nationwide Research Study On The Target Tests of Executive Functioning-OV
(Date:11/26/2015)... ... 26, 2015 , ... Somu Sivaramakrishnan announced today that he ... now offers travelers, value and care based Travel Services, including exclusive pricing on ... as, cabin upgrades and special amenities such as, shore excursions, discounted fares, travel ...
(Date:11/26/2015)... ... , ... PRMA Plastic Surgery is updating their record books yet again with ... flap breast reconstruction surgery! , “What an accomplishment for the PRMA team, says ... it’s an honor to have served all of these women.” , PRMA is one ...
(Date:11/26/2015)... Karnataka (PRWEB) , ... November ... ... innovative online platform for mental health and wellness consultation, has collaborated with ... to holistically address their reader’s queries on topics on mental and emotional ...
(Date:11/25/2015)... Indianapolis, IN (PRWEB) , ... November 25, 2015 ... ... clean water accessible for all, Water For Empowerment ™ attracts volunteers together ... on clean water by empowering women as key stakeholders in the process. The ...
(Date:11/25/2015)... ... November 25, 2015 , ... ... recognized once again for its stellar workplace culture with the company’s Cincinnati office ... , Medical Solutions’ Cincinnati office was named a finalist in Cincinnati Business Courier’s ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:11/26/2015)... 26, 2015 Research and Markets ( ) ... Pacemaker Market Outlook to 2019 - Rise in Cardiac Disorders ... report to their offering. Boston ... Boston scientific and others. --> ... Biotronik, Boston scientific and others. ...
(Date:11/26/2015)... November 26, 2015 ... the "2016 Future Horizons and Growth ... Testing Market: Supplier Shares, Country Segment Forecasts, ... their offering. --> ) ... "2016 Future Horizons and Growth Strategies in ...
(Date:11/26/2015)... November 26, 2015 ... "Self Administration of High Viscosity Drugs" report ... has announced the addition of the "Self ... their offering. --> Research and Markets ... the "Self Administration of High Viscosity Drugs" ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: