Could the SWAN results be different to DETECT? If that’s the case, what does it mean?

It would be ideal to observe that the results of DETECT (an objective measure of attention) conforms with SWAN (a subjective behavioural measure of attention). However, that’s not always the case. We’ve observed a weak correlation between the results of these two measures. This is why it is important to always use objective performance-based measures along with subjective behavioural rating scales in concluding if a child has attention-related issues. So, when looking at a child’s scores, keep in mind that behavioural inattention might not necessary be associated with cognitive attention skills, as far as currently available data and evidence shows.