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ERIC Number: EJ1168809
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2018-Mar
Pages: 6
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1360-2322
An Independent Investigation of the Utility of the Learning Disability Screening Questionnaire (LDSQ) within a Community Learning Disability Team
Stirk, Steven; Field, Bryony; Black, Jessica
Journal of Applied Research in Intellectual Disabilities, v31 n2 pe223-e228 Mar 2018
Background: The Learning Disability Screening Questionnaire (LDSQ) has been shown to have high sensitivity and specificity to identify those who are likely to meet intellectual disability diagnostic criteria (McKenzie, et al. [McKenzie K., 2015]). However, there is no independent research to date to support these findings. Materials and Methods: An archival research design was used, utilizing data from diagnostic tools including the LDSQ, Wechsler Adult Intelligence assessments and Adaptive Behavior Assessment System Second Edition (ABAS-II) scores. Results: Sensitivity and specificity values derived here were lower than those reported by (McKenzie, et al. [McKenzie K., 2015]). Only IQ, not adaptive/social functioning, was found to be an accurate predictor of the LDSQ score. Conclusions: Results indicate limited validity in using (McKenzie, et al. [McKenzie K., 2015]) proposed cut-off scores. The authors have expressed caution around using the LDSQ in isolation to identify those with an intellectual disability.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: Wechsler Adult Intelligence Scale; Adaptive Behavior Scale
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