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Behavioural Assessment of the Dysexecutive Syndrome in Children (BADS-C) - Frequently Asked Questions

How many children with ADHD and pervasive developmental disorder (PDD) were involved in the initial standardisation of the BADS-C?

A total of 114 children who presented with a variety of developmental and neurological disorders, all independently diagnosed by hospital consultants were given the BADS-C.

Of these 38 had ADHD and 13 had PDD. See table below for make-up of clinical population.

Group Number Gender Mean Age (SD) Mean IQ (SD)
ADHD 38 5 F / 33 M 10.93 (2.05) 94 (15)
PDD 13 1 F / 12 M 9.21 (1.91) 94 (18)



Key Information


Assist in early identification of deficits in executive functioning in children


Hazel Emslie

F Colin Wilson

Vivian Burden

Ian Nimmo-Smith

Barbara A Wilson

Publication Year


Age Range

7 years to 16 years


Individual - 35 to 45 minutes

Qualification Code


£520.00 (Complete kit price from)
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