ERIC Number: ED358669
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1993-Mar
Cognitive Differences between Children with Learning Disabilities and Those with Mild Mental Retardation.
Scott, Marcia S.; Perou, Ruth
Data are presented comparing children with learning disabilities to children with mild mental retardation, and comparing these two groups to normally achieving peers matched for chronological age (ages 6 to 8). Four studies were conducted, involving different types of oddity problems and rhyming skills. Results of the four studies indicated little difference between the level and/or quality of performance of the normally achieving group and the learning disability group, but large level and/or quality differences between the learning disability group and an age-matched mildly mentally retarded group. Data seem to indicate that children labeled learning disabled and those labeled mildly mentally retarded are cognitively quite different, validating their differential classification. Different educational programming may be required to maximize the impact of interventions with each group. (JDD)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Poster presented at the Biennial Meeting of the Society for Research in Child Development (60th, New Orleans, LA, March 25-28, 1993).