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Overview: An objective measure of attention and motion control

Age Range: Child Test: 6 to 12:11
Adolescent Test: 13 to 19:11
Adult Test: 20 years and older

Administration: Free downloadable iPad app via Apple’s App Store

Completion Time: 15 minutes

Scores/Interpretation: Attention, Motion and Global composite scores

Report Options: Score Report, Progress Report

Publication Date: 2017

 
 
 

Product Details

Attēmo objectively helps to take the guess work out of identifying attentional and behavioral disorders so that the practitioner can focus on developing and implementing a treatment plan. A downloadable app administered on an iPad, it assesses key neurobehavioral parameters related to brain function in attentional and behavioral disorders. Attēmo is accurate and reliable, providing objective, quantifiable data to inform decision making.

Attēmo Benefits

  • Objective data
  • Convenient and adaptable to many practice environments
  • Family friendly reports
  • Demonstrated reliability, validity, sensitivity and specificity
  • Cost effective for any practice

Current ADHD Assessment Tools

Traditionally, ADHD diagnoses have been based on interviews with parents, relatives, teachers and/or the student, and are often combined with questionnaires, rating scales or Continuous Performance Tests (CPTs). However, the clinical presentation of ADHD is variable, the symptoms are situational, and the degree to which a patient exhibits them may be observed and interpreted differently by various observers.1

Attēmo Compared to Traditional CPTs

Attēmo surpasses the value of traditional CPTs by looking at neurobehavioral issues beyond average attention. It also evaluates impulsivity, motor efficiency and ability to inhibit a response, as well as looking at sustained attention dynamically as it fluctuates during the course of the evaluation. In contrast to standard rating scales, Attēmo quantitatively measures direct observation of key behaviors rather than relying on the potential subjectivity or bias that may be evident in third party reporting. For more information call 877-246-2397

1 Gualtieri CT, Johnson LG. ADHD: is objective diagnosis possible? Psychiatry. 2005;2(11):44-53.

Prerequisites (customer supplied):

  • iPad® Air, iPad® Air 2, iPad® (5th Generation) or iPad® Pro (9.7 inch, 10.5 inch or 12.9 inch models) and charge cable
  • Apple Wireless Magic Keyboard (US/English) and charge cable

Purchase from Pearson:

  • Attēmo headband
  • Anker® adjustable iPad stand

Download from Apple® App Store (at no charge):

  • Attēmo app

Scoring

Data-rich Reports for Comprehensive Insights

Attēmo delivers colorful, graphical and data-rich reports help facilitate communication with families about attentional and behavioral disorders.

Sample Reports

Score Report

The Attēmo score report presents an individual's raw performance scores and percentile ranks relative to their age peers in both a tabular and graphical format. Individual performance scores significantly beyond the expected range of results are flagged on the report to alert the clinician to investigate further. The Attēmo score report consists of four sections:

  • Motion Analysis
  • Attention Response Analysis
  • Attention State Analysis
  • Composite Scores

Attēmo Sample Score Report – Attentive Client

Attēmo Sample Score Report – Inattentive Client

Progress Report

The Attēmo progress report can help monitor the client's progress over time. It displays changes in the client's scores over multiple administrations.

Attēmo Sample Progress Report – Attentive Client

Attēmo Sample Progress Report – Inattentive Client

Training

Pre-recorded Webinars

  • An Overview of ADHD

    Presenter: Peter C Entwistle, PhD, Chris Huzinec

    In this introductory overview webinar we will review the new criteria for the diagnosis of Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) in DSM-5 and changes from the earlier DSM. We will also discuss the prevalence of the disorder, the characteristics of ADHD, and the adverse impact of cognitive and executive deficits on learning and achievement. Severity and co-morbidity of symptoms will also be explored.

    After this webinar you will know the answers to the following questions:

    • Are there rule outs?
    • What is the experience of a child or adolescent like with a diagnosis of ADHD?
    • What obstacles and problems do they face as they go through school and college?
    • What other problems are seen in children with ADHD?
    • What do they need to help them succeed?

    Date: Jun 19, 2018

    pdf PDF: An Overview of ADHD

    link Video: An Overview of ADHD

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  • Attemo Interpretation using Case Studies

    Presenter: Peter C Entwistle, PhD

    This webinar will provide a brief overview of Attemo: a new objective measure of inattention, hyperactivity and impulsivity. The presenter will describe Attemo, its administration specifications and report interpretation guidelines. Case examples will be used to illustrate applications of the instrument in various settings and across different age groups. By the end of the webinar, participants will be able to review Attemo results and interpret test findings.

    Date: Apr 17, 2018

    pdf PDF: Attemo Interpretation using Case Studies

    link Video: Attemo Interpretation using Case Studies

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  • Attemo Overview

    Presenter: Peter C. Entwistle, PhD and Anne-Marie Kimbell, Ph.D., MSEd.

    This webinar introduces the newly released Attemo, an objective measure of attention and motion control. Attemo can be administered to individuals aged 6 years and older and measures three core symptoms: hyperactivity, inattention, and impulsivity. Individuals are seated in front of an iPad and complete a 15-minute visual attention continuous performance task (CPT) while wearing a light headband to measure their head movement. This webinar will provide an introduction to Attemo, its features and describe how its data-rich reports help evaluate progress and support treatment planning.

    Date: Jan 25, 2018

    pdf PDF: Attemo Sample Score Report Inattentive Child

    pdf PDF: Attemo Sample Score Report Attentive Child

    link Video: Attemo Overview

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  • Attemo Overview

    Presenter: Peter C Entwistle, PhD and Anne-Marie Kimbell, PhD

    This webinar introduces the newly released Attemo, an objective measure of attention and motion control. Attemo can be administered to individuals aged 6 years and older and measures three core symptoms: hyperactivity, inattention, and impulsivity. Individuals are seated in front of an iPad and complete a 15-minute visual attention continuous performance task (CPT) while wearing a light headband to measure their head movement. This webinar will provide an introduction to Attemo, its features and describe how its data-rich reports help evaluate progress and support treatment planning.

    Date: Dec 05, 2017

    pdf PDF: Attemo Overview

    link Video: Attemo Overview

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about

Typically Developing/Active Child or ADHD?

ADHD is a neurodevelopmental disorder affecting both children and adults. It is described as a "persistent" or on-going pattern of inattention and/or hyperactivity-impulsivity that gets in the way of daily life or typical development. Individuals with ADHD may also have difficulties with maintaining attention, executive function (or the brain's ability to begin an activity, organize itself and manage tasks) and working memory.

The symptoms of ADHD often overlap with symptoms of other mental and physical health conditions. When a parent reports, "He can't focus," or "She can't finish her homework," is the underlying cause ADHD, anxiety, a reading problem, or within developmental norms? To assess ADHD and develop treatment plans, clinicians evaluate specific symptom areas and try to determine how long the symptoms have been present and how much impairment they cause.

Symptoms a child must have for an ADHD diagnosis.

In making the diagnosis, children should have six or more symptoms of the disorder. The criteria of symptoms for a diagnosis of ADHD:

Inattentive presentation

  • Fails to give close attention to details or makes careless mistakes.
  • Has difficulty sustaining attention.
  • Does not appear to listen.
  • Struggles to follow through on instructions.
  • Has difficulty with organization.
  • Avoids or dislikes tasks requiring a lot of thinking.
  • Loses things.
  • Is easily distracted.
  • Is forgetful in daily activities

Hyperactive-impulsive presentation

  • Fidgets with hands or feet or squirms in chair.
  • Has difficulty remaining seated.
  • Runs about or climbs excessively in children; extreme restlessness in adults.
  • Difficulty engaging in activities quietly.
  • Acts as if driven by a motor; adults will often feel inside like they were driven by a motor.
  • Talks excessively.
  • Blurts out answers before questions have been completed.
  • Difficulty waiting or taking turns.
  • Interrupts or intrudes upon others.

Combined inattentive & hyperactive-impulsive presentation

  • Has symptoms from both of the above presentations.

When Should You Consider an Assessment for ADHD?

The American Academy of Pediatrics recommends that any child between the ages of 4 and 12 who shows excessive signs of inattention, hyperactivity, impulsivity, or behavior problems be evaluated for ADHD. If not treated, this potentially lifelong disorder can lead to significant problems for the child, including social difficulties, academic underachievement and low self-esteem. It's important that ADHD be diagnosed and treated to prevent these future problems. A comprehensive diagnostic evaluation for ADHD may include the following:

  • History and physical examination
  • Neurological examination
  • Family assessment
  • School assessment
  • Objective testing with the Quotient® ADHD System

Multi-Modal Treatment

Treating ADHD can be a challenging process. For the best chance at a positive outcome, a plan should be developed based on the unique needs of your child and family. Talk with your healthcare provider about all options and work together to find the most effective and appropriate program for your child.

Those with ADHD often benefit from a multi-modal treatment plan that combines several different approaches, including:

Parent/Child Education

Training programs that teach consistent parenting skills and help parents learn how to get the services they need to ensure their child's success.

Behavior Management

Programs that help children learn problem-solving, communication, and self-advocacy skills.

Medication

Treating ADHD with prescribed medicines under the supervision of a medical professional.

School Programming and Support

Federal law mandates certain programs and accommodations to help children with ADHD and other disabilities.

Pricing & Ordering

Download the Attemo app for free at the Apple® App Store (at no charge)

Then order the Attēmo starter kit and report usages using our convenient order form.

Pricing

Attemo Starter Kit (#0158009827): $487 one-time start-up cost (includes the license, headband, stand and 2 test usages. Please note that the iPad and wireless Apple keyboard will need to be purchased separately and paired together)

Pay-per-usage (#0150019343): $20/test (see order form for quantity discount)

If you are a first time Pearson customer, please complete the New Qualified User Profile here.

For more information

General queries or to order: Call 877-246-2397 or email AttemoInfo@Pearson.com
Technical support: Call 877-246-2397 or email AttemoSupport@pearson.com

 

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