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ERIC Number: ED125211
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1976-Apr
Pages: 15
Abstractor: N/A
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An Operational Definition of Learning Disabilities (Cognitive Domain) Using WISC Full Scale IQ and Peabody Individual Achievement Test Scores.
Brenton, Beatrice White; Gilmore, Doug
An operational index of discrepancy between ability and achievement using the Wechsler Intelligence Scale for Children and the Peabody Individual Achievement Test (PIAT) was tested with 50 male and 10 female legally identified learning disabled (LD) children (mean age 9 years 2 months). Use of the index identified 74% of the males and 30% of the females as possibly LD for a total of 67% possibly LD identifications. Among the identified children, 93% had discrepantly low PIAT subtest scores in reading recognition, 88% in reading comprehension, 83% in spelling, and 52% in arithmetic. Results suggested that caution be exercised when classifying children, especially females, as LD. (Author/DB)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers
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Note: Paper presented at the Annual International Convention, The Council for Exceptional Children (54th, Chicago, Illinois, April 4-9, 1976)