ERIC Number: ED254046
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1981
Reference Count: 0
The Unknown Variable: Identifying Learning Disabilities with Pupil Behavior Rating Scales.
Winzer, Margret; Malarczyk, Barbara
Difficulties in identifying learning disabilities (LD) are examined, and special problems presented by hearing impaired children with LD are considered. The value of rating scales as a quick instrument for obtaining, measuring, recording and communicating information is emphasized. Adaptations of the Pupil Rating Scale for hearing impaired children are described as recording observable behavior in four major areas: (1) comprehension and attention, (2) orientation, (3) motor functioning, and (4) behavior. The instrument appears to be a promising device for the early identification of LD in hearing impaired children. Typical performances of two children illustrate possible interpretations. It is suggested that rating scales should be viewed as one tool in the multidimensional diagnosis of the child. A five-page reference list is included. (CL)
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Alexander Graham Bell Conference (Portland, OR, June 26-28, 1984).