ERIC Number: ED032706
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1968-Oct
Reference Count: 0
An Investigation of Reading Correlates of Emotionally Disturbed and Socially Maladjusted Children: The Relevance of a Classification Scheme to Educational Characteristics.
Graubard, Paul S.
To ascertain whether subjects with similar behavior profiles also showed similar psychoeducational problems, 108 emotionally disturbed boys (aged 9 to 14 years) were studied. Teachers rated the behavior of children in their classes using the Quay Behavior Problem Checklist; subjects were also given achievement and intelligence tests. Seven subgroups were found as were some educationally relevant variables associated with behavior clusters. Groups differed to some extent with respect to IQ and associated factors; no differences were found in terms of psychometric characteristics. Indications were that grossly different curricula would not be necessary, and that the overlap between behavioral characteristics and learning characteristics was not great. When compared with normals the disturbed groups showed distinctive differences; no group, however, was retarded in reading relative to mental age, but the majority of teachers perceived subjects to be achieving far below what psychometric instruments showed. (RJ)
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Yeshiva Univ., New York, NY.