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ERIC Number: EJ791343
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008
Pages: 11
Abstractor: Author
Reference Count: 43
ISSN: ISSN-0022-2194
Emotional and Behavioral Characteristics over a Six-Year Period in Youths with Persistent and Nonpersistent Dyscalculia
Auerbach, Judith G.; Gross-Tsur, Varda; Manor, Orly; Shalev, Ruth S.
Journal of Learning Disabilities, v41 n3 p263-273 2008
The authors examined behavior problems in a matched sample of 58 youths with persistent dyscalculia (PD) and nonpersistent dyscalculia (NPD). Participants were classified as having dyscalculia at age 10-11 years. Parents completed the Child Behavior Checklist for their children at ages 10-11, 13-14, and 16-17 years, while the youths did so at the last two age periods. Only at age 16-17 years were there significantly more problems, particularly attention problems and externalizing problems, reported by parents for PD youths compared to NPD youths. A higher percentage in the PD group than in the NPD group received scores in the clinical range for externalizing problems. However, the mean levels of behavior problems at this age and the earlier ages were within the normal range for both groups. For youth-reported problems, the only significant difference was for attention problems at 16-17 years. Therapeutic interventions should focus on the academic domain and improving and altering behavioral patterns. (Contains 6 tables.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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