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ERIC Number: ED140154
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1971
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Differentiating MR and LD Groups by WISC-R Profile Analysis.
Hutcherson, Richard R.
Methods of profile analysis using WISC verbal-performance and subtest discrepancy scores have been used extensively with diagnosis and programming remediation for learning disabled children. The procedure though is generally not applied to children diagnosed as mentally retarded primarily due to the accepted belief that the mentally retarded have ability profiles which are relatively flat. The results of this study of 103 6 through 12 year old children who were administered the WISC-R suggest that the discrepancy between scores on the verbal-performance sections and between subtests is generally no greater for the learning disabled group (above IQ of 80) than for the mentally retarded group (below IQ of 80). Therefore, the application of remediation techniques based on the strengths and weaknesses found by use of profile analysis methods using WISC-R scores should not be discriminately applied to children scoring above a certain IQ criteria and not to their counterparts who score below the criteria for labeling as learning disabled. (Author)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
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Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: Wechsler Intelligence Scale for Children