ERIC Number: ED062750
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1972
Reference Count: 0
Learning Potential and Institutional Discharge Status among Young Adult School-Age-Defined Educable Mental Retardates. Volume 2, Number 33.
A survey of the discharge status of institutionalized educable mentally retarded patients who had been studied with the Kohs Learning Potential (LP) assessment measure in the early 1960's was undertaken. Learning potential was strongly associated with the fact of discharge. The more able patients by the learning potential criterion also had higher scores on various performance ability measures but these higher scores were not systematically related to discharge status. Among patients institutionalized below 11 years of age, high learning potential status Ss had been discharged, whereas less able (LP) patients were not. A multiple regression analysis indicated that the Wechsler Intelligence Scale for Children full scale IQ, age entered, and immediate post-training scores on the Kohs LP accounted for 35% of the variance associated with discharge. (For related studies, see also EC 042 064 and 042 067.) (Author)
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Bureau of Education for the Handicapped (DHEW/OE), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Research Inst. for Educational Problems, Cambridge, MA.