ERIC Number: ED217632
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1980-Jan
Reference Count: 0
An Epidemiological Study of Learning Disabled Adolescents in Secondary Schools: Health and Medical Factors.
Alley, Gordon R.; And Others
As part of a series on a study of the learning disabled (LD) secondary student's environment, the document details findings on health and medical factors surrounding LD adolescents. Study participants included 234 LD, 222 low achieving (LA), and 215 normal achieving (NA) students and their parents. Data were collected from interviews with students and from parent instruments. Data included direct/related birth indices, neonatal medical/health status, childhood medical/health status, and present medical/health and nutritional status. Among findings were that there were few differences among the LD, LA, and NA groups in their medical/health histories, that mothers of LD adolescents reported a greater frequency of taking prescribed medication during pregnancy; that nutritional status of the LD and LA groups was lower than the NA group; and that NA adolescents had a greater frequency of presently taking medication than LD adolescents. Tables with statistical data from questionnaire responses make up more than half the document. (SB)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Tests/Questionnaires; Numerical/Quantitative Data
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Bureau of Education for the Handicapped (DHEW/OE), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Kansas Univ., Lawrence, Inst. for Research in Learning Disabilities.
Note: For related documents, see EC 142 714-721.