ERIC Number: ED223011
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1982-Apr
Reference Count: 0
The Relationship between Language Disorders, Learning Disabilities, Verbal and Performance IQ Discrepancies and Measures of Language Abilities.
Cohen, Libby; And Others
The relationship between language disorders, learning disabilities, verbal and performance IQ discrepancies and six tests frequently used in screening language disordered children was examined with 95 students in grades 4-12 classified as learning disabled and/or language disabled. Ss were divided into three groups based on profiles from the Wechsler Intelligence Scale for Children-Revised and compared with Ss randomly selected from the non-learning disabled population. Results showed that the language disordered Ss had the greatest difficulty with tests that assess memory, attention, word retrieval, identification of antonyms, passive relationships, and sequencing. Cautions are offered about interpreting results when specific subtests are used to identify students with language disorders. (Author/CL)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Annual International Convention of the Council for Exceptional Children (60th, Houston, TX, April 11-16, 1982 , Session F-2).