ERIC Number: ED203590
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1980-Sep
Reference Count: 0
A Descriptive Study of Students Enrolled in a Program for the Severely Learning Disabled.
Ysseldyke, James E.; And Others
School records of 124 students at a private day school for learning disabled (LD) children (average age 12 years) were examined in an attempt to describe one group of students labeled LD. Information available included demographic data; medical history information; parental estimates of child's ability to inteact with others, child's developmental milestones, and behavioral problems; teacher ratings on behavioral checklists; intelligence test data; perceptual motor test data; and data on norm and criteria referenced measures of academic achievement. For the measures for which some sort of comparative standard was available, the overall impression was one of general poor performance. Rarely did any student score above the standardization mean in any area, and the majority did not evidence an appreciable ability/achievement discrepancy. Limitations in the reliability and validity of the assessment devices are noted. (Author)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Bureau of Education for the Handicapped (DHEW/OE), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Minnesota Univ., Minneapolis. Inst. for Research on Learning Disabilities.
Note: For related documents, see EC 132 869-875.