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ERIC Number: EJ1174926
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2018-May
Pages: 8
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0731-9487
Greek Young Adults with Specific Learning Disabilities Seeking Learning Assessments
Bonti, Eleni; Bampalou, Christina E.; Kouimtzi, Eleni M.; Kyritsis, Zacharias
Learning Disability Quarterly, v41 n2 p119-126 May 2018
The purpose of this study is to investigate the reasons why Greek young adults with Specific Learning Disabilities (SLD) seek learning assessments. The study sample consisted of 106 adults meeting Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders criteria for SLD. Data were collected through self-report records (clinical interview) of adults with SLD as well as from case records that included information on cognitive and learning assessment. The majority of the participants mentioned academic issues regarding different types of academic exams as the main referral reason for learning assessment. SLD females have more possibilities to seek learning assessments compared with males, and adults with writing difficulties have more possibilities to seek learning assessments compared with adults without writing difficulties. The reasons for referral in adulthood, at least within the Greek cultural context, are mostly socioeducational and less psychologically oriented. The findings are discussed in terms of postsecondary education services and early screening and identification.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Greece
Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: Wechsler Adult Intelligence Scale
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