ERIC Number: ED137664
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1976
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Preliminary Investigation into Learning Disabilities in Adults.
Andrulis, Richard S.; Alio, Jeanne P.
In 1974-1975, a preliminary study was undertaken to investigate the presence of learning disabilities in adults. Previously completed research studies have focused entirely upon the child and adolescent, with a direct concentration on remediation of this problem. Learning disabilities, currently estimated to afflict ten million school-aged children, have not been viewed from either the adult vantage point nor has research concentrated on the etiology and diagnosis of this affliction. The research reported in this paper utilized an adapted version of the Wechsler Adult Intelligence Scale in a preliminary attempt to develop an adult diagnostic tool. Results suggest that based upon the Wechsler Adult Intelligence Scale adaption, considerable flexibility in modality capabilities may be a possible avenue toward eventual diagnosis of adult learning disabilities. (Author)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
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Note: Paper presented at the Annual Convention of the American Psychological Association (84th, Washington, D.C., September 3-7, 1976)