ERIC Number: ED155883
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1978
Reference Count: 0
Follow-Up Study of Reading Achievement in Learning Disabled Children.
Gottesman, Ruth L.
Forty-three learning disabled children referred initially between ages 7 and 14 years to a medical outpatient clinic for developmentally disabled children were evaluated and followed for a period of 5 to 7 years after which their level of academic achievement was reassessed. Initial evaluation included pediatric, neurological and developmental assessments, psychological and educational testing, and in some cases, psychiatric and language consultations. Over half the Ss received special reading help after the evaluation and/or were referred to special classes or schools designed for children with learning problems. Results indicated that Ss as a group showed very small gains in reading achievement, progressing on average approximately 4 months per year. The best predictors of final reading achievement were the reading scores in the initial evaluation. (Author/CL)
Publication Type: Guides - General
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Department of Health, Education, and Welfare, Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Yeshiva Univ., Bronx, NY. Albert Einstein Coll. of Medicine.