Roanoke, Virginia (PRWEB) May 30, 2014
Since its original development more than a decade ago, the paper and pencil version of the “ADHD Monitoring System” has been widely adopted and used by clinicians, parents, and teachers to systematically monitor school progress for children with ADHD. By web-enabling the ADHD Monitoring System through DefiniPoint, it will be even easier to track improvements in students’ behaviors, academic performance, and the quality of classwork and homework.
“Monitoring ongoing treatment effectiveness is essential when working with children and teens with ADHD and involves regular communication between parents, teachers, and professionals. Unfortunately, obtaining regular feedback from parents - and especially from busy teachers - is often difficult,” stated David Rabiner, PhD, clinical psychologist and professor at Duke University. “I developed the ADHD Monitoring System to be a simple, yet effective, tool to help gather critical data from teachers. By now providing it online, it will be even easier for teachers to be involved in the ongoing monitoring process.”
Dr. Rabiner has published over 50 peer reviewed papers on children's social development, the impact of attention difficulties on academic achievement, computer-based interventions for attention problems, helping community practitioners provide better evaluation and treatment to children with ADHD, and the nonmedical use of ADHD medications by college students. His research on ADHD and attention difficulties has been supported by multiple federal grants. He was the Director of Undergraduate Studies in the Dept. of Psychology & Neuroscience at Duke for 7 years and currently, serves as an Associate Dean at Duke University. For the past 17 years he has also published Attention Research Update, a complementary online newsletter available at helpforadd.com that helps over 30,000 parents, professionals, and education keep up with new ADHD research.
“We’re delighted to broaden the use of the ADHD Monitoring System by integrating it with DefiniPoint,” says Sam English, PhD, founder & CEO of Attention Point, the provider of DefiniPoint. “This adds to the suite of online tools for the evaluation and ongoing management of ADHD already available through DefiniPoint. Its addition is just one more example of our commitment to providing the most complete suite of online ADHD assessment tools to clinicians, parents, and teachers.”
For more information, visit http://www.DefiniPoint.com.
About Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD):
ADHD is one of the most common childhood neurobehavioral disorders. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) in the United States, parents report that approximately 11 percent or 6.4 million children ages 4 to 17 have been diagnosed with ADHD and 82.5% of children currently diagnosed with ADHD are receiving medication and/or treatment by a mental health professional.
DefiniPoint is a suite of online assessment tools for the evaluation and management of ADHD that helps clinicians overcome the hassles of paper-and-pencil ADHD rating scales by providing a HIPAA compliant web-based system to Distribute, Collect, and Score widely used, research validated ADHD rating scales simply and conveniently.