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Participants Participants were collected from 220 subjects who were referred to the Florida Hospital for Children for an epilepsy and/or ADHD evaluation. The current study will utilize a smaller subset of the subjects (N=107) due to the following requirements: 1) Participants must be between the ages of 5 and 18 years at the time of baseline neuropsychological assessment. 2) The epileptic participants were diagnosed by a neurologist/epileptologist following a neurological evaluation which included a clinical interview and electroencephalography (EEG). 3) The ADHD participants were diagnosed by a neuropsychologist following a clinical interview and neuropsychological testing. 4) Participants completed all of the following assessments in…show more content…
The parent and/or legal guardian of the participants completed parental report measures including the Behavior Rating Inventory of Executive Function (BRIEF). The epileptic neuropsychological battery consisted of an additional assessment which included a measure of seizure severity. Measures Wechsler Intelligence Scales. The Wechsler Intelligence Scale for Children - Fourth Edition (WISC-IV) (Wechsler, 2003) was used to evaluate intellectual functioning in the majority (90%) of the children ages 6 to 16. However, some of the children (10%), ages 13 to 18, were evaluated by the Wechsler Abbreviated Scale of Intelligence - Second Edition (WASI-II) (Wechsler, 2011) in addition with the WISC-IV subtests comprising of the working memory (WMI) and processing speed (PSI) indexes. California Verbal Learning Test - Children’s Version (CVLT-C). The California Verbal Learning Test - Children’s Version (CVLT-C) (Delis, Kramer, Kaplan, & Ober, 1994) measures performance level and strategic adaptation of verbal learning and memory in children ages 5 to 16. The CVLT-C consists of a 15-word list (five words from three semantic categories) presented over five learning trials with immediate recall after each trial. Next, a second 15-item interference word list with immediate recall is given which is then followed by free and cued immediate
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