Targeted Testing News

From Medscape Medical News
Mental Health Assessments in Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder Diagnosis:
An Expert Interview With:
Thomas K. Pedigo, Ed.D, NCSP
By: Laurie Barclay, MD


PADDS Upgrade Version 1.0.45 is Now Available

The PADDS upgrade is now available with several powerful new features. We have been listening to our users' feedback and have incorporated some of the most requested features into the scoring and reporting sections and included the SNAP-IV behavior ratings scales to further increase utility and accuracy.
The PADDS upgrade download is free to our customers, contact us for the download link. You can also order the upgraded software and new printed manuals, shipping charges will apply.

Welcome to Targeted Testing

At Targeted Testing, we are developing and researching a new line of computer administered and evidence-based assessments systems that are used in the screening of psychological disorders.

Our primary developmental approach consists of two main areas of focus. The first relates to integrating an updated construct of the disorders and the specific criteria, while the second addresses the question of how to enhance diagnostic accuracy in an efficient manner.

The strengths of our approach lie in our methods of merging multiple, proven measures with high Psychometric utility, and our actuarial approach to incremental validity using Bayesian reasoning and likelihood ratios. In this manner, every aspect of the assessment's non-redundant information can contribute to the quantitative probability either for or against a diagnosis in such a way to improve outcomes.

Our flagship product is a software program called PADDS, the Pediatric Attention Disorders Diagnostic Screener. Which is a highly effective evidence-based Pediatric ADD ADHD assessment system.


What Clinicians Are Saying About the PADDS:

In our experience administering the PADDS Target Tests of Executive Functioning we observed that children found it fun and engaging. In fact several children thought the assessment was actually a game! Administering the Target Tests were quick, easy, and much more enjoyable for the clinician and child than the conventional CPT it was compared with. The computer administered instructions provided by the program were straight forward and easily understood by the children.

Alisa Manulkin, Ph.D
Former Director
University of Miami
Mailman Center for Child Study
The divisions of General Pediatrics and Clinical Psychology
of the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine. Miami, FL.

Gianna Locascio, Psy. D.
Research Assistant
University of Miami
Mailman Center for Child Study
The divisions of General Pediatrics and Clinical Psychology
of the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine. Miami, FL.

More Testimonials …

Child Neuropsychology Article

Concurrent Validity of the Pediatric Attention Disorders Diagnostic Screener for Children with ADHD.
Reddy LA, Newman E, Pedigo TK, Scott V.

An article Published in Child Neuropsychology, 2010 May 17:1-16. [Epub ahead of print]
To see a synopsis of this article on PubMed Click Here


Peer Reviews

Journal of Attention Disorders Review

Review written by:
Leesa V. Huang Ph.D.
November 2009, Volume 13, No. 3
Product and Test Review
Please note, the full review is currently available to the Journal of Attention Disorders subscribers.
To see a synopsis of this article on PubMed Click Here


The ADHD Report Review

Review published in The ADHD Report
Volume 17 Number 5, October 2009
Product and Test Review
The Pediatric Attention Disorders Diagnostic Screener (PADDS)
By: Steven Spector, Ph.D.
Eric A. Youngstrom, Ph.D.
Kristin D. Anderson, Psy.D.
Please note, it is currently available to The ADHD Report subscribers.


Review published in the NASP Communique More… Please note, it is currently available to NASP members.


National Psychologist Review

Review published in the National Psychologist More…


School Psychologist Article

An article Published in The School Psychologist, Summer 2008 Issue More…


PADDS Concurrent Validity Presentation

APA 2008 Presentation on Concurrent Validity of the PADDS More…