Norms for a Sign Language-based ADHD Test
Exhibit Code: SAU-117
Zone: RIT Central
Location: Student Alumni Union (SAU/004) - Fireside Lounge
Time: All Day
The Attention Deficit Scales for Adults: Sign Language Version was developed at RIT and is the first computerized test in ASL, English-based sign, and printed English. 55 deaf and 40 hearing non-ADHD NTID/RIT students performed similarly to non-ADHD norms and significantly below ADHD clinical norms on the nine subscales of the test, suggesting that the test is valid for deaf people. Visitors will learn about the importance of identifying ADHD in deaf people through the use of a culturally and linguistically appropriate test.
Ila Parasnis, Vincent Samar