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ERIC Number: ED240781
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1980
Pages: 16
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: 0
Basic Concept Acquisition in Learning Disabled Children.
DiNapoli, Nicholas Paul; And Others
The Boehm Test of Basic Concepts (BTBC) (Boehm, 1971) was administered to 99 children (ages 7-10) who had been diagnosed as learning disabled and attended special schools in the New York area. It was hypothesized that the learning disabled children would exhibit a delay in the acquisition of the basic concepts, but would display a similar order of acquisition of the concepts as compared to the normative sample of the BTBC. The results indicated that the 7- to 9-year-old learning disabled (LD) children scored significantly lower than the normative sample of 7-year-old children. Kendall Correlations computed between the normative sample and the LD children indicated that the rank-order of difficulty of basic concept acquisition was similar in the two groups. Results supported the hypothesis that learning disabled children acquire basic concepts at a later age than normal. Subjects acquired concepts in the same order as the normative population. (Author/CL)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A