Designed by Declan Quinn, Mb., FRCPC, a Child and Adolescent Psychiatrist, The Auditory Concentration Test (TACT) is a continuous performance test used to measure sustained in Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorders (ADHD). The CPT is designed to show patients and families the response to the use of a stimulant medication in ADHD (however is not a diagnostic test for ADHD).
- The TACT is a continuous performance test designed to measure errors of commission, errors of omission and variability of scoring over a 15 minute time span.
- A total score is given with the number of accurate responses (omissions) and mistakes (commissions) as well as a score minute by minute.
- It can be used to demonstrate clinical response to stimulant medication for patients and families.
- It is not a diagnostic test for ADHD. It demonstrates clinical improvement 90 minutes from baseline after medication has been taken.
- It should be administered by a physician or a specifically trained healthcare professional such as a nurse or psychologist in association with a physician.
- It can be considered part of the assessment and treatment of ADHD and the response to medication.
- It does not replace a comprehensive clinical assessment and evaluation.
- It can be used for research purposes.
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