View Full Version : What does the TOVA score really mean?


mcpforever
01-12-10, 07:46 PM
So after being so overwhelmed during our visit with the psychologist that diagnosed my DS as ADHD-AI, I missed asking a question. Now it's really bugging me.

What does the TOVA score really mean? My understanding is that anything below a -1 indicates ADHD, but I have no idea where to place DS's score into context. How "low" does it go"? What kind of score indicates mild ADHD as opposed to severe?

TIA

Trooper Keith
01-12-10, 08:27 PM
TOVA is not diagnostic of ADHD and does not claim to be, though it does accurately identify people with ADHD-I 84% of the time, and ADHD-C 90% of the time. It can be used to confirm a diagnosis, but cannot be used to rule out a diagnosis.

It measures 8 different scales. Which scale are you asking about?

meridian
01-12-10, 08:29 PM
here's a link from another thread about this

http://www.adhdtesting.org/tova.htm

mcpforever
01-12-10, 09:13 PM
Thanks for your replies. :)
TOVA is not diagnostic of ADHD and does not claim to be, though it does accurately identify people with ADHD-I 84% of the time, and ADHD-C 90% of the time. It can be used to confirm a diagnosis, but cannot be used to rule out a diagnosis.

It measures 8 different scales. Which scale are you asking about?

The psychologist sent us a report that refers to an "overall TOVA ADHD score" and states that -1.8 or less is associated with ADHD. It was not the only test or evaluation used for his diagnosis, but it is one that I cannot find a range of scores for comparison.

here's a link from another thread about this

http://www.adhdtesting.org/tova.htm

Thank you for the link. I am not looking at this as the end all be all, but just another piece of the puzzle, however, this piece does me no good if I cannot place it into context. :dunno: