Objective: Recent research has emphasized the importance of Performance Validity Testing (PVT) in pediatric assessment; however, PVTs such as the TOMM have lengthy test stimuli, which may cause clinicians to be concerned about the minimal attentional demands required for pediatric patients with attention disorders. The current study investigates whether attention performance impacts TOMM test performance, thus measuring ability rather than effort. Method: 68 consecutive pediatric patients with ADHD ranging from 5 to 18 years [Age M = 11.5 (3.73)] were administered the TOMM as part of a clinical evaluation and their performance on the Test of Variables of Attention (TOVA) was compared to performance on TOMM trials. Results: Of the 68 patients, 1 patient failed the TOMM, which was accurately identified as noncredible performance. Mean FSIQ was within the average range [WISC-IV/WAIS-III/WASI M = 101.25(13.48)], while sustained attention was within the low average range [TOVA Response Time Variability M =...

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