ERIC Number: ED051605
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1971-Jul
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Psycholinguistic Learning Disabilities: Diagnosis and Remediation.
Kirk, Samuel A.; Kirk, Winifred D.
The book is intended to assist persons using the Illinois Test of Psycholinguistic Abilities (ITPA) to interpret test results and organize remedial programs for students with psycholinguistic learning disabilities. The concept of learning disabilities is discussed and the development and meaning of the 12 ITPA subtests are explained. Selected research studies using the ITPA are reviewed and findings cited which will be of use to psychologists and diagnostic-remedial teachers in diagnosing and interpreting subtest scores and patterns of disability, particularly in reference to different ethnic or handicapped populations. The diagnostic process in general and how ITPA scores are analysed are detailed. Sample patterns of disabilities and procedures by which they are developed are described. Suggestions for further analysis and diagnosis are made, including suggestions of other tests and presentation of teacher observations pertaining to the 12 ITPA subtests. It is noted that complete diagnosis must include observations of behavior as well as test results. General guidelines for remediation are offered, including general principles and outlines for developing remedial procedures. (KW)
Descriptors: Diagnostic Tests, Educational Diagnosis, Exceptional Child Education, Learning Disabilities, Psycholinguistics, Remedial Instruction, Test Interpretation
University of Illinois Press, Urbana, Illinois 61801 ($7.95 HC, $2.45 PB)
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Identifiers: Illinois Test of Psycholinguistic Abilities