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Brown Attention-Deficit Disorder Scales®
(Brown ADD Scales)
Thomas E Brown, 1996, 2001

Screen for reliable indications of ADD in all ages

Age Range:
3 to 7 years, 8 to 12 years, 12 to 18 years, Adult

Individual - 10 to 20 minutes

Obtain a consistent measure of ADD across the life span with the Brown Attention-Deficit Disorder Scales® for Children and Adolescents and the Brown Attention-Deficit Disorder Scales for Adolescents and Adults. Based on Thomas Brown's cutting-edge model of cognitive impairment in ADD, the Brown ADD Scales explore the executive cognitive functioning aspects of cognition associated with AD/HD (ADD). 

Extended Age Range 
With the new Brown ADD Scales for Children that include a primary/preschool scale (3 to 7 years) and a school-age scale (8 to 12 years), in addition to the adolescent and adult scales already available, the Brown ADD Scales allow you to comprehensively assess ADD in individuals of all ages. 

Clusters of Executive Functions 
The Brown ADD Scales go beyond measures that address only hyperactivity to assess for less apparent impairments of executive functioning. The manuals explain the new understanding of ADD as complex impairments of executive functions that impact academic, social, emotional and behavioural functioning. 

As with the adolescent and adult version, the children's edition features five clusters frequently associated with ADD - plus a sixth one, Monitoring and Self-Regulating Action, that encompasses problems in appropriately controlling behaviour:

You can administer any of these 40 to 50 item efficient screening instruments in just 10 to 20 minutes. Easy to understand parent and teacher questionnaires are available for the children's version, and self-report forms are provided for ages 8 through adults to obtain information that may be overlooked by observers. 

Variety of Uses 
Use the Brown ADD Scales for screening, as part of a comprehensive diagnosis, and for monitoring of treatment responses in a wide range of educational, clinical, and managed care settings. 

Comprehensive Diagnostic Form 
The Brown ADD Diagnostic Form allows you to gather and integrate important diagnostic information about an individual, with cluster and total scores arriving at a diagnostic decision. The Diagnostic Form helps you conduct a comprehensive evaluation, with a set of procedures for integrating a clinical history, a co-morbidity screener, and a worksheet for integrating data from the Brown ADD Scales with standardized scores from other tests. 

Flexible Scoring 
The convenient Ready Score® form gives you immediate cluster scores and a total score indicating overall impairment from a broad range of ADD symptoms. T scores give you an indication of how much impairment the examinee is showing on each of the clusters, relative to a normative population. Results indicate whether the individual appears to have ADD and would benefit from a full evaluation for the disorder.

Available Products


Complete kit for Children and Adolescents: Includes Manual for Children and Adolescents, 5 Ready Score® Parent and Teacher Forms for ages 3 to 7, 5 Ready Score® Parent, Teacher and Self-Report Forms for ages 8 to 12, 5 Ready Score® Answer Documents for ages 12 to 18, and Diagnostic Forms (10 each, Children and Adolescents)
Complete kit for Adolescents and Adults: Includes Manual for Adolescents and Adults, Treatment Monitoring Worksheet, 50 Ready Score® Answer Documents (25 each for ages 12 to 18 and 18+) and Diagnostic Forms (10 each, for ages 12 to 18 and 18+)
Additional copies of materials:
Manual for Children and Adolescents
Manual for Adolescents and Adults
Ready Score® Parent Form, Ages 3 to 7, pack of 25
Ready Score® Parent Form, Ages 8 to 12, pack of 25
Ready Score® Teacher Form, Ages 3 to 7, pack of 25
Ready Score® Teacher Form, Ages 8 to 12, pack of 25
Ready Score® Self-Report Form, Ages 8 to 12, pack of 25
Brown ADD Diagnostic Form for Children, Ages 3 to 12, pack of 10
Ready Score® Answer Documents, Age 12 to 18, pack of 25
Ready Score® Answer Documents, Adult, pack of 25
Brown Diagnostic Form, Ages 12 to 18, pack of 10
Brown Diagnostic Form, Adult, pack of 10