ERIC Number: ED063725
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1972
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Differential Academic, Behavioral, and Psychological Test Profiles of Four Types of Learning Handicapped Children.
Hartlage, Lawrence C.
The study investigated academic, behavioral, and psychological test performance of children diagnosed as emotionally disturbed, minimally brain injured, of dull normal intelligence, or suffering from a specific learning disability, respectively. Participating were 132 children, whose mean age was 9 years, 7 months. Multidisciplinary evaluation was used. Psychological test battery included Wechsler Intelligence Scale for Children full scale, verbal, and performance IQ's, Raven Progressive Matrices, Wide Range Achievement Test Reading, spelling and arithmetic subtest, and Bender Gestalt scaled scores. School grades and teacher ratings were also utilized. It was concluded from the testing results that psychometric test scores along were not sufficiently effective in distinguishing amont the disabilities. The most effective means of evaluation was found to be the teacher ratings. (CB)
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Authoring Institution: Indiana Univ., Indianapolis. Medical Center.
Note: Paper presented to the National Association of School Psychologists (Chicago, Illinois, 1972)