ERIC Number: ED032688
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1969-Aug
Reference Count: N/A
Individual Learning Disabilities Program; Pilot Incidence Study, Volumes I, II, and III. Technical Report.
Oregon Univ., Eugene. School of Education.
Three levels of screening procedures were used to identify the incidence and nature of learning disabilities. The first level involved the application by classroom teachers of the Classroom Screening Instrument (CSI), especially developed for the study, and of other measures; the second level involved psychoeducational differential diagnosis by qualified testers; and the third, medical examinations by appropriate personnel. Screening of 2,400 second grade children at level 1 resulted in identification of 361 for level 2 screening, of whom 134 were selected for level 3 screening. Results indicated that classroom teachers could use the CSI with accuracy to identify children with varied learning problems. The study further indicated approximate incidences of 4.7% for severe learning disabilities and 6% for less severe learning disabilities. A technical report is given in volume 1; descriptive data and statistical analysis are provided in volumes 2 and 3, respectively. (JD)
Descriptors: Behavior Patterns, Behavior Rating Scales, Clinical Diagnosis, Educational Testing, Evaluation Methods, Exceptional Child Research, Identification, Incidence, Individual Characteristics, Learning Disabilities, Medical Evaluation, Psychological Testing, Rating Scales, Screening Tests, Test Reliability
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Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC. Bureau of Research.
Authoring Institution: Oregon Univ., Eugene. School of Education.