ERIC Number: ED199687
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1981-Apr
Use of Case History Data for the Development of Equations in Predicting High Risk, Reading Disabled Students.
Stratton, Beverly D.; And Others
Demographic data on 92 subjects identified as having reading problems were used to develop equations useful in identifying high risk, reading disabled students. Multiple linear regression analysis of the data indicated that reading disability (1) had a significant positive relationship with birth order and number of siblings; (2) had a positive but not significant relationship with chronological age and evidence of learning problems in the family; and (3) had a negative but not significant relationship with IQ. IQ was found to have negative but not significant relationships with birth order and number of siblings. The interpretation of the data suggested a possible link between reading disability and a lack of environmental stimulation. The importance of early identification and appropriate remediation was also apparent. (RL)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Educational Research Association (Los Angeles, CA, April 13-17, 1981).