ERIC Number: ED229902
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1982-Aug
Reference Count: 0
Children with Spina Bifida: Why Do They Fail in School?
Eisert, Debra C.; Shelburne, Kathryn
Thirty-eight children with spina bifida, a congenital defect involving the nervous system, were tested for verbal and performance ability and freedom from distractibility on the Wechsler Intelligence Scale for Children-Revised. Achievement on the Wide Range Achievement Test was also measured, and medical and socioeconomic information obtained. Multiple regression analyses were conducted to determine the relative contribution of social, intellectual, distractibility, and biological factors to achievement. Results revealed that socioeconomic status, verbal and performance intellect, and freedom from distractibility were generally related to achievement, while hydrocephalus and lesion level were not. Findings suggested the need for assessment to be thorough and comprehensive. (Author/CL)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: Spina Bifida
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Convention of the American Psychological Association (90th, Washington, DC, August 23-27, 1982). Print is marginally legible.