ERIC Number: ED111164
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1974-Jun
Reference Count: 0
Characteristics of Children Enrolled in the Child Service Demonstration Centers. Final Report.
Kirk, Samuel A.; Elkins, John
The characteristics of the approximately 2,800 children (in 21 states) enrolled in 24 child service demonstration centers for the learning disabled were evaluated. Focused on were questions such as ages of children, intellectual level, sex distribution, and methods used for the delivery of services. Among findings were that the median IQ was 93; that the children were retarded an average of 1.7 grades in reading, 1.2 grades in arithmetic, and 1.8 grades in spelling; that the median chronological age was 8 years 10 months; that there were approximately three boys to each girl receiving services; and that the resource room was the most commonly used method for delivery of services. Results suggested that children enrolled in child service demonstration centers frequently do not fit the federal definition of specific learning disabilities in that many children are equally retarded in reading, spelling, and arithmetic; are minor or moderate in their degree of underachievement; and have IQs below 90. (DB)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Bureau of Education for the Handicapped (DHEW/OE), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Arizona Univ., Tucson. Dept. of Special Education.