ERIC Number: ED256110
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1985-Feb-22
The Interaction of Neuropsychological and Emotional Variables in LD Children.
Dean, Raymond S.
Ninety males (9-12 years old) with normal intelligence who were from 2-3 years behind expected placement in at least one academic subject participated in either experimental or traditional tutorial approaches for 1 hour weekly over 6 weeks. Experimental groups focused on academic remediation, desensitization of negative emotional reactions, and the development of appropriate classroom behaviors. Differential levels of reinforcement encouraged Ss to approach more aversive tasks. Results on tests of academic achievement, behavior, neuropsychological measures, emotional functioning, and reaction to reading failure showed that significant gains were made in remediating skill deficits and the extent to which experimental Ss were able to cope with the stress of failure. Ss showed significant gains in reading, rated classroom behavior and the ability to respond concomitant with their measured skill level even after obvious failure. (CL)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Conference of the Association for Children and Adults with Learning Disabilities (22nd, San Francisco, CA, February 20-23, 1985).