Teacher Vanderbilt Questionnaire

Vanderbilt for Teachers

Vanderbilt (for Teachers)

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1. Fails to give attention to details or makes careless mistakes in schoolwork
2. Has difficulty sustaining attention to tasks or activities
3. Does not seem to listen when spoken to directly
4. Does not follow through on instructions and fails to finish schoolwork 0 (not due to oppositional behavior or failure to understand)
5. Has difficulty organizing tasks and activities
6. Avoids, dislikes, or is reluctant to engage in tasks that require sustained mental effort
7. Loses things necessary for tasks or activities (school assignments, pencils, or books)
8. Is easily distracted by extraneous stimuli
9. Is forgetful in daily activities
10. Fidgets with hands or feet or squirms in seat
11. Leaves seat in classroom or in other situations in which remaining seated is expected
12. Runs about or climbs excessively in situations in which remaining seated is expected
13. Has difficulty playing or engaging in leisure activities quietly
14. Is "on the go" or ofen acts as if "driven by a motor"
15. Talks excessively
16. Blurts out answers before questions have been completed
17. Has difficulty waiting in line
18. Interrupts or intrudes on others (eg, butts into conversations/games)
19. Loses temper
20. Actively defies or refuses to go along with adults' requests or rules
21. Is angry or resentful
22. Is spiteful and vindictive
23. Bullies, threatens, or intimidates others
24. Initiates physical fights
25. Lies to obtain goods for favors or to avoid obligations (eg, “cons” others)
26. Is physically cruel to people
27. Has stolen items of nontrivial value
28. Deliberately destroys others’ property
29. Is fearful, anxious, or worried
30. Is self-conscious or easily embarrassed
31. Is afraid to try new things for fear of making mistakes
32. Feels worthless or inferior
33. Blames self for problems; feels guilty
34. Feels lonely, unwanted, or unloved; complains that “no one loves him or her”
35. Is sad, unhappy, or depressed
36. Academic Performance: Reading
37. Academic Performance: Mathematics
38. Academic Performance: Written expression
39. Classroom Behavioral Performance: Relationship with peers
40. Classroom Behavioral Performance: Following directions
41. Classroom Behavioral Performance: Disrupting class
42. Classroom Behavioral Performance: Assignment completion
43. Classroom Behavioral Performance: Organizational skills