ERIC Number: ED232414
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1983-Apr
Reference Count: 0
Characteristics of Pupils Entering Learning Disabilities Self-Contained Classes, 1981-1982. Research Service #169.
Winter, Ann; And Others
Information was collected on 163 new pupils (7-14 years old) enrolled in classes for learning disabilities in Toronto during one calendar year. Among data collected were biographical as well as developmental/medical information about the students, information about each student's parents, educational and social histories, psychological data, information on the students' cognitive processes, and emotional and social functioning. Extensive data are presented for age and grade distribution, demographic and family data, language, socioeconomic status, family situation, siblings, history of special education and learning problems in the family, birth history, developmental problems and milestones, and educational history (including academic achievement, learning styles, and psychological test results). Weaknesses in handling visual or auditory information were prevalent, as were problems in visual-motor coordination. Among other findings were that one-third of the pupils had family members with school related problems and one-third had been identified as developmentally lagging at the senior kindergarten level. Appendixes present 74 tables of data from the study. (CL)
Descriptors: Age, Birth Order, Elementary Education, Family Relationship, Learning Disabilities, Siblings, Special Classes, Student Characteristics
Toronto Board of Education, Research Department, 155 College St., Toronto, Ontario, M5T 1P6, Canada ($5.00 plus $1.50 postage).
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Toronto Board of Education (Ontario). Research Dept.
Identifiers: Ontario (Toronto)