Conners 4th Edition is now available!MHS
MHS is excited to announce the highly anticipated release of Conners 4™. Conners 4 is a revision of Conners 3rd Edition (Conners 3®), the world’s leading Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) assessment.
This newest edition of the tool is rooted in 50 years of research on childhood and youth psychopathology and builds on the long history and strengths of the multi-informant Conners Rating Scales. Conners 4 provides a thorough assessment of symptoms and impairments associated with ADHD and common co-occurring problems and disorders in youth aged 6 to 18 years.
MHS would like to thank Dr. C. Keith Conners and acknowledge his incredible work and contributions to the field of ADHD. MHS has been very fortunate to have collaborated with Dr. Conners to create Conners 4. Conners’ collection of assessments would not exist today without his passion and dedication. Dr. Conners was concerned with the overdiagnosis of ADHD. The prevalence of ADHD in youth is between five and eight percent, but nearly 25% of school-age children are medicated or prescribed medication for ADHD. Dr. Conners hoped the improvement to his scales in the Conners 4 could help mitigate potential overdiagnoses.
Here’s a look at some of the new features and how they will help streamline your assessment of ADHD and common comorbid disorders.
Test development and new features
In addition to fairness and inclusivity principles, a wealth of new research and data on ADHD and comorbid conditions were incorporated into the conceptualization and design of the test. Updated normative data was derived from a large sample designed to be representative of the North American population (based on the U.S. and Canadian census figures), stratified based on age, gender, race/ethnicity, parental education level, and geographic region.
There are many new and exciting features incorporated into Conners 4 that will help improve the overall efficiency and accuracy of your assessments of ADHD and common comorbid disorders, including:
Improved efficiency and usability
- Conners 4 is now fully digital to help you save time and improve efficiency with customizable reports, a digital manual, online scoring and reporting, easy inventory management, and printable forms
Increased accuracy of assessment
- Conners 4 provides a more comprehensive picture of how a rater approaches completing the measure, using the Response Style Analysis that includes new and updated validity scales, the number of omitted items, and the average number of items completed per minute (pace)
- Address critical concerns with Severe Conduct and Self-Harm Critical Items and a Sleep Problems Indicator
- Measure impairments related to ADHD symptoms in the school, social, and family domains
- Evaluate new content areas and common co-occurring problems such as Emotional Dysregulation, Depressed Mood, and Anxious Thoughts
- Apply a dimensional approach to ADHD assessment with an additional DSM Symptoms Scale–Total ADHD Symptom
Superior quantification of severity
- Evaluate severity of symptoms and level of impairment due to symptoms by comparing the child’s/adolescent’s results to an ADHD Reference Sample (others already diagnosed with ADHD)
Enhanced collaboration amongst stakeholders
- Facilitate collaboration with parents using the enhanced Feedback Handout (easy-to-understand explanation and summary of results)
Increased fairness and inclusivity
- Increased fairness and inclusivity with gender-inclusive language, culturally sensitive items, and items and scales that show no evidence of measurement bias concerning gender, race/ethnicity, country of residence, or parental education level
More informed intervention
- Evaluate youth’s relative strengths and weaknesses using Within-Profile Comparisons
- Take the guesswork out of your inventory management with a new way to order Conners 4 uses. Purchase a general Conners 4 use and apply it across any Conners 4 form upon report generation
- If you prefer paper administration, you can still print the assessment form for the student, parents, and teachers to bring home, to school, or to the office. The form can then be returned to the practitioner to enter the information into MHS Online Assessment Center+
Purchase Conners 4 today!
To learn more about MHS’ ADHD resources and tools, please visit our ADHD Hub.
Introducing Conners 4th Edition