ERIC Number: ED215506
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1981-Apr
Reference Count: 0
WISC-R Scatter and Patterns in Three Types of Learning Disabled Children.
Tabachnick, Barbara G.; Turbey, Carolyn B.
Wechsler Intelligence Scale for Children-Revised (WISC-R) subtest scatter and Bannatyne recategorization scores were investigated with three types of learning disabilities in children 6 to 16 years old: visual-motor and visual-perceptual disability (N=66); auditory-perceptual and receptive language deficit (N=18); and memory deficit (N=12). Three indices of test scatter were computed for each S (verbal range, performance range, and total range), and four additional WISC-R measures were analyzed: sequencing, acquired knowledge, verbal-conceptual ability, and spatial ability. The "visual" group showed significantly more scatter over the 10 subtests than the "auditory" Ss, and more than that of the WISC-R standardization sample, but the magnitude of differences was small. Profile analysis revealed no significant differences among the three LD groups, nor did the groups differ in scaled average over subtests. Averaging over the three LD groups, however, there were significant differences among subtests, with low scores on coding and digit span. (Author/CL)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: Test Scatter; Wechsler Intelligence Scale for Children (Revised)
Note: Paper presented at the Western Psychological Association Conference (Los Angeles, CA, April 9-12, 1981).