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ERIC Number: ED017579
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1967-Mar-31
Pages: 16
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NEUROLOGICAL AND MEDICAL FACTORS DISCRIMINATING BETWEEN NORMAL CHILDREN AND THOSE WITH LEARNING DISABILITY.
FORREST, THOMAS
COMPREHENSIVE NEUROLOGICAL EXAMINATIONS WERE ADMINISTERED TO THE 264 CHILDREN DIVIDED INTO FOUR GROUPS--EDUCATIONALLY HANDICAPPED (EH), SUCCESSFUL ACADEMIC (SA) CONTROLS, AND THE SIBLINGS OF EACH GROUP (EHS AND SAS). ON SEVERAL MEASURES AND TASKS THE EH CHILDREN WERE DIFFERENTIATED FROM THE SA CHILDREN, AND STRONG SIMILARITIES WERE ALSO FOUND BETWEEN SIBLINGS. THE NEUROLOGICAL FACTORS WHICH DIFFERENTIATED EH FROM SA CHILDREN WERE--TAPPED PATTERNS, RIGHT-LEFT DISCRIMINATION, DOUBLE SIMULTANEOUS TOUCH, AND FAST ALTERNATING FINGER AND HAND MOVEMENTS. THE TESTS WHICH SHOWED NO DIFFERENCES WERE--MEASURES OF HAND, FOOT, AND EYE PREFERENCE, AND ADVENTITIOUS OVERFLOW MOVEMENT, THE ARM EXTENSION TEST, AND THE WALKING ON BALANCE BEAM TEST. MEDICAL HISTORIES THROUGH PARENT-PHYSICIAN INTERVIEWS WERE ALSO OBTAINED. BASED ON THESE DATA, DIFFERENCES WERE FOUND BETWEEN THE EH AND SA CHILDREN IN THESE AREAS--IRRITABILITY DURING INFANCY, COLIC, DECREASED SOUND PRODUCTION DURING PRELINGUAL DEVELOPMENT, POOR LISTENING SKILLS AFTER AGE TWO, EASE OF MOTHER-CHILD COMMUNICATION, AND TEMPER TANTRUMS. THIS PAPER WAS PREPARED FOR PRESENTATION AT THE SRCD MEETING IN NEW YORK, MARCH 31, 1967. (DK)
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