ERIC Number: ED224220
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1982
Reference Count: 0
Identifying Emotionally Disturbed Children through Others-Concept Information.
Zucker, Karl B.
Twenty-one elementary and 19 secondary emotionally disturbed (ED) children were administered the Paired Hands Test (PDT), an index of social adjustment in which Ss are asked to indicate what the hands in the photographed test item are doing. A list of emotional indicators was compiled by comparing Ss' test responses with those of 1235 nondisturbed students (grades 4-6). Seventeen indicators were found to identify 81% of the ED Ss and 25% of the normative sample when a criterion of three or more indicators was used as a cutoff. Further comparisons suggested that three or more indicators may be used as a further guide to clinical treatment. Analysis of PHT indicators for secondary Ss were not as conclusive. (CL)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: Paired Hands Test
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Psychological Association (Washington, DC, August 23-27, 1982). Funding for this research was made possible by the Indiana State University Special Education Blumberg Endowments Fund.