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ERIC Number: ED135137
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1976-Aug
Pages: 64
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Reference Count: 0
Initial Computer Analysis: 201 Children with Learning Disabilities.
Younes, Robert P.; Webb, Gertrude
Presented are findings from a computer analysis of 434 variables (including educational, social, medical, neurological and psychometric factors) of 201 5- to 19-year-old learning disabled (LD) children referred to a community hospital diagnostic program. It is explained that the variables were analyzed according to race, sex, and age. Among findings reported are that Black families had more familial disruption and less educational attainment, and Black children had more behavior problems, lower verbal ability, reading comprehension, auditory comprehension, and speech speed. Findings are further said to reveal more illness, alchoholism, and hospitalization for White families, with White children registering more speech muscle incoordination, motor immaturity, distractibility and coordination problems. Three conclusions are presented: that racial differences exist, that younger children exhibit greater neurological immaturity in all functioning areas, and that familial and social disruption exert a significant negative affect on children's school performance. (CL)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers
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Note: Paper presented at the International Scientific Conference of IFLD (3rd, Montreal, Canada, August 9-13, 1976)