ERIC Number: ED063687
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1971-Feb
Reference Count: 0
The Significance of WISC Verbal-Performance Discrepancies for Younger Children with Learning Disabilities.
Rourke, B. P.; And Others
Eighty-two 5 to 8 year old children (I.Q. range 79-120) exhibiting learning disabilities were divided equally into three groups on the basis of their Wechsler Intelligence Scale for Children Verbal I.Q. (VIQ) and Performance I.Q. (PIQ) scores: a high performance-low verbal group, a verbal equal to performance group, and a high verbal-low performance group. The three groups were equated for age and Full Scale I.Q. The performance of these subjects on selected measures of verbal, auditory perceptual, visual perceptual, problem solving, motor, and psychomotor abilities did not yield the same clear cut differences observed in previous studies with older (9 to 14 year old) children with learning disabilities who had been divided into groups on the basis of VIQ-PIQ discrepancies of an identical magnitude. The results of this study argue for very guarded clinical interpretation of VIQ-PIQ discrepancies of this magnitude in the case of younger children with learning disabilities. (Author)
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Authoring Institution: Windsor Univ. (Ontario).
Note: Paper presented at the meeting of the Ontario Psychological Association (Toronto, Canada, February, 1971)