ERIC Number: ED316964
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1988-Nov
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Comparison of Kaufman Assessment Battery for Children and Stanford-Binet with Children Having Developmental Disabilities.
Buse, Sylvia T.; McCall, Virgil W.
The Stanford-Binet Intelligence Scale-Revised and the Kaufman Assessment Battery for Children (K-ABC) were compared using a sample of 26 developmentally disabled children, aged 32 to 73 months. The focus of the study was to determine the feasibility of the K-ABC both for assessment and for planning more effective remediation programs for this group of children. Results revealed that the Stanford-Binet scores were significantly lower than the K-ABC Mental Processing Composite, which is tentatively attributed to the Binet's verbal nature. It is suggested that the K-ABC Mental Processing Scales and the Achievement Scale appear to measure abilities that may not be tapped by the Binet with its high verbal content. It is concluded that the K-ABC could be useful in assessing processing strengths for the developmentally disabled preschool child and could possibly reveal the development and nature of cognitive processing styles if used in a longitudinal design. (Author/JDD)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Reports - Evaluative
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Audience: Practitioners; Researchers
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Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: Kaufman Assessment Battery for Children; Stanford Binet Intelligence Scale