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ERIC Number: ED112620
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1975
Pages: 7
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Incidence of Learning Disabilities in Juvenile Delinquents and Nondelinquents: Implications for Etiology and Treatment.
Berman, Allan
Investigated was the incidence of learning disabilities in juvenile delinquents at a Rhode Island Training School. Ss and nondelinquent controls were administered the Halstead-Reitan battery of measures including the Wechsler Intelligence Scale, the Wide Range Achievement Test, and tests of sensory imperception. Results found the five predictors utilized (Verbal IQ, Performance IQ, Halstead's Impairment Index, the Trailmaking Test Part A, and the Trailmaking Test Part B) discriminated significantly between delinquent and nondelinquent groups with 87 percent of the delinquents and 78 percent of the controls being correctly classified as a result of the five neuropsychological indexes. The most powerful individual predictors were the Performance IQ and the Impairment Index. (DB)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers
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Note: Paper presented at the International Federation of Learning Disabilities (Second International Scientific Conference, Brussels, Belgium, January 3-7, 1975)