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ERIC Number: EJ1141182
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2016
Pages: 10
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0279-6015
Comparison of Students' Achievement: Deaf, Learning Disabled, and Deaf with a Learning Disability
Caemmerer, Jacqueline M.; Cawthon, Stephanie W.; Bond, Mark
School Psychology Review, v45 n3 p362-371 2016
Approximately half of students who are deaf or hard of hearing (DHH) have a co-occurring disability. Although assessing as well as diagnosing learning disabilities (LDs) is particularly difficult in this population, it is important to properly identify students who may be eligible for academic interventions or accommodations. This study analyzed national samples of students who are (a) classified with an LD, (b) DHH, and (c) DHH and classified with an LD. The three samples were compared in terms of their performance on a standardized measure of academic achievement. The results of our exploratory analyses suggest that math calculation skills and classroom grades are useful in classifying students who are DHH with an LD. We discuss the implications of these findings, limitations to the dataset, and areas for further research.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: High Schools; Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: Office of Special Education Programs (ED/OSERS)
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: Woodcock Johnson Tests of Achievement; Woodcock Johnson Tests of Cognitive Ability
Grant or Contract Numbers: H326D110003