|Sally’s profile indicates that she has good Short-term
Attention and is able to Sustain Attention for approximately 10 minutes.
(We know this because the Gordon Diagnostic System Tests [GDS]
last nine minutes, and Sally placed in the average range on them.)
However, if asked to attend for more than 10 minutes, Sally becomes
both Inattentive and Impulsive. (This is shown by her ADHD level scores
on the TOVA which is a 22.5-minute test.) Some problems
with Hyperactivity were also found, and the ADHD diagnosis is supported
by Sally’s Reaction Time and Processing Speed Scores. The difference
in Ratings between her Parents and Teacher is not
an unusual finding given the diverse demands placed on children at
home and in the classroom.
Conclusion: Sally meets the criteria for