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ERIC Number: EJ803332
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008
Pages: 8
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 36
ISSN: ISSN-1046-6819
Learning Disabilities and Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder in Intelligent Well Educated Adults
Guyer, Kenneth E.; Guyer, Barbara P.; Banks, Steven R.
Learning Disabilities: A Multidisciplinary Journal, v15 n1 p25-32 2008
This retrospective study examined scores for 111 adult participants on the Wechsler Adult Intelligence Scale-Revised, the Wide Range Achievement Test-III and the Nelson-Denny Reading Test. All participants were referred to a university clinic for learning problems. The participants were diagnosed with a learning disability, an Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) or a combination of ADHD and learning disabilities. The major results indicate significant group differences between the above three groups on two measures of reading performance from the Nelson-Denny Reading Test but only one other significant difference (Block Design) from the WAIS-R subtests. The need for administering reading performance measures to differentially diagnose between learning disabilities, ADHD and combined ADHD and learning disabilities groups in adult populations is noted. (Contains 7 tables.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: Nelson Denny Reading Tests; Wechsler Adult Intelligence Scale; Wide Range Achievement Test