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ERIC Number: EJ1075809
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2014
Pages: 11
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1927-5250
Discrimination Evidence for Examining Fourth Grade Students' Learning Disability Problems
Hassan, Abdulhameed S.; Al-Harthy, Ibrahim S.
Journal of Education and Learning, v3 n3 p183-193 2014
This study investigated the ability of discriminate variables (perceptual-motor, hyperactivity disorder, neurological and psychological skills) to distinguish between normal (n = 68) and students with learning disabilities (n = 72) in fourth grade. Three instruments were developed: perceptual-motor scale, hyperactivity disorder scale, skills test neuropsychiatric. Eight schools were purposely chosen for their collaboration with the College of Education at Sultan Qaboos University. The sample consists of 140 students (68 students with learning disabilities and 73 normal students; 73 males). The results demonstrated a positive significant correlation between perceptual-motor and neurological and psychological skills. In addition, a negative significant correlation was found between hyperactivity disorder, perceptual-motor and neurological and psychological skills. Using discriminate analysis, the study shows that the three developed measurements can discriminate between normal students and students with learning disabilities. We recommend using the three scales on students with learning disabilities for the purpose of early examination. There is a need to conduct a similar study, with other scales, for better examinations.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Grade 4; Intermediate Grades; Elementary Education
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Oman
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