NICHQ Vanderbilt Assessment Scales

Updated: March 27, 2024
The NICHQ Vanderbilt Assessment Scales are used to help diagnose and monitor ADHD symptoms in children aged 6-12. The scales include a parent version and a teacher version with both intended for completion. The initial assessment screens for symptoms that meet criteria for both inattentive and hyperactive ADHD, and also includes symptom screens for the following comorbidities: oppositional-defiant disorder, conduct disorder, and anxiety/depression. The follow-up scales assess the first 18 core ADHD symptoms but not the co-morbid symptoms. The Vanderbilt Scale is free for use and available in English and Spanish.