ERIC Number: ED044891
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1970-Feb-15
Reference Count: 0
The School Adjustment of Post-Meningitic Children. Final Report.
Pate, John E.
To study the school adjustment of children known to have had prolonged high fevers, 25 elementary school students who had had acute bacterial meningitis were matched by age, sex, and socioeconomic levels with peers from their same classroom. The nature and extent of school problems and educational handicaps of the post-meningitic children examined through information obtained by the data gathering devices constructed for the study. Information gathered related to school adjustment, academic achievement, teacher and peer ratings, psychological test performance, speech and hearing assessment, and pediatric, psychiatric, and visual examinations (total of more than 1,000 different variables). The post-meningitic children performed significantly poorer than the controls on many school related behaviors (deficient on teacher ratings of overall school adjustment and academic problems, and in reading achievement, instructional receptivity, getting along with classmates, self-confidence, and gross as well as fine motor coordination). Appended are an extensive annotated bibliography of the sequelae of acute bacterial meningitis, data collection forms, print-outs of categorical raw data, and various tables of correlation and factor structure, and intercorrelations of factor scores. (KW)
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Bureau of Education for the Handicapped (DHEW/OE), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Vanderbilt Univ., Nashville, TN.