ERIC Number: ED158480
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1978-Jun
Reference Count: 0
Performance of American Indian Children Compared with Koppitz Normative Population on the Bender.
Lansford, L. M.; Asmussen, J. M.
Differences in the normative data presented in the Koppitz Scoring System for the Bender Gestalt Test (a measure for diagnosing learning and neurological disorders) were compared for 838 elementary age children of the Sioux, Chippewa, Navajo, and Apache tribes and a Koppitz normative group. Considered were mean error differences and mean time differences, sex differences, and reservation/non-reservation differences. Results indicated statistically significant differences between American Indian samples and the non-Indian group at a number of age levels on mean errors. Significant differences were found at some ages between tribes on mean errors and mean time. Sources of differences, the need for developing specific normative data for groups with marked cultural and learning pattern differences, and appropriate interpretation of these data were discussed. (Author/SBH)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: Bender Gestalt Test
Note: Paper presented at the World Congress on Future Special Education (First, Stirling, Scotland, June 25 - July 1, 1978)