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Attention Deficit Scales for Adults: Sign Language Version


For the first time, an ADHD assessment tool is available that you can use in diagnosing your deaf and hard-of-hearing clients. The ADSA-SLV is the first linguistically accessible ADHD assessment instrument designed for the deaf and hard-of-hearing population (age 17 and above). The interactive design is expected to increase the validity of the ADHD assessment in this population.

The ADSA-SLV was created at RIT/NTID by experts in deaf education and ADHD assessment: Ila Parasnis, Gerald P. Berent, Vincent J. Samar, Santo J. Triolo and Kevin R. Murphy.


  • Features 54 items viewable in American Sign Language or English-based Sign Language (with or without voice)
  • Includes signed items accompanied by English captions
  • Stores client information and test results
  • Provides numeric and graphic display of test data
  • Offers printable test reports
  • Includes test manual

System requirements:

  • Microsoft Windows XP Service Pack 2, Vista or Mac OS 10.3.1+
  • Adobe Flash Player 9.0+; Adobe Air 1.0+
  • 1.0 GHz processor
  • 150 MB available hard drive space
  • 128 MB RAM; 64 MB video RAM
  • Speakers or headphones
  • DVD-ROM drive