ERIC Number: ED407763
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1997-Feb
The Nature and Extent of Learning Disabilities among Abused Males Living in Residential Treatment Facilities.
Braud, Lendell W.; Powell, Blair
A study was conducted of 70 abused males (ages 6-16) with emotional disturbances living in 6 residential facilities, to investigate the incidence of learning disabilities. Each participant received a battery of psychological, neuropsychological, personality, behavioral, and achievement tests. Results found: (1) the standard scores on all achievement and neuropsychological tests were significantly below intellectual potential and actual grade placement; (2) 10 boys who received remediation using a phonics reading program made significant increases on test scores; (3) 10 boys who received remedial sessions using a visual-perceptual motor remediation program made significant increases on test scores; (4) a high percentage of the subjects rated themselves as having attention deficit disorders; and (5) 87 percent of the subjects had learning disabilities. Appendices include test scores for the population and a comparison of the test scores of children rating themselves as having attention deficit disorders with children rating themselves as not having attention deficit disorders. (CR)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Learning Disability Association International Conference (Chicago, IL, February 19-22, 1997).