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ERIC Number: ED240800
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1983-Feb
Pages: 31
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: 0
Psychological Correlates of College Students Referred to a Learning Needs Center.
Lefebvre, R. Craig
The paper considers issues in intelligence testing of learning disabled (LD) children and adults and reviews results of psychological testing of LD students at the University of Virginia (UVA). Tests administered include neurological screening tests and personality assessments where appropriate. It is explained that the matriculating LD student is academically competitive with many peers. Intellectual/cognitive data of 62 UVA LD students are presented, and it is noted that learning difficulties of many students went undiagnosed before entrance. No general pattern in test scores was found to exist, although subgroups of the sample evidenced differences on both IQ and subtest scales. Analysis of coping styles pointed up the need to reduce depression and reinforce autonomy and individuation. (CL)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Conference of the Association for Children and Adults with Learning Disabilities (Washington, DC, February 16-19, 1983).