ERIC Number: ED333705
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1991-Apr-3
Reference Count: N/A
Differentiating Language Learning Disabled Populations from Non-Language Learning Disabled Populations.
Schultze, Betty R.; And Others
This study investigated the type of language impairments found and the degree to which these impairments were being identified in a learning-disabled population in a middle school suburban setting, by use of the Fullerton Language Test for Adolescents, Revised. Subjects were categorized as language learning impaired (N=8 and mean age of 13 years) or non-language learning disabled (N=22 and mean age 13 years). No significant differences were found between the language learning-disabled and non-language learning-disabled groups in their performance on the diagnostic oral language test, suggesting that many learning-disabled students have unidentified language-based problems and are not receiving needed services from a speech-language pathologist. The data also suggest the need for language to become a primary curricular concern for teachers of the learning disabled. (Includes 25 references.) (DB)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: Fullerton Language Test for Adolescents
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Conference of the Council for Exceptional Children (69th, Atlanta, GA, April 1-5, 1991).