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ERIC Number: EJ818234
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008-Nov
Pages: 21
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 139
ISSN: ISSN-0033-3085
"Differential Ability Scales--Second Edition" (Neuro)Psychological Predictors of Math Performance for Typical Children and Children with Math Disabilities
Hale, James B.; Fiorello, Catherine A.; Dumont, Ron; Willis, John O.; Rackley, Christopher; Elliott, Colin
Psychology in the Schools, v45 n9 p838-858 Nov 2008
Concerns about the ability-achievement discrepancy method for specific learning disability (SLD) determination led to alternative research-based methods, such as failure to respond to intervention. Neither of these "regulatory" methods address the "statutory" SLD definition, which explicitly includes a deficit in "basic psychological processes". Examining neuropsychological processing differences among typical children and children with math SLD, commonality analyses revealed that "Differential Ability Scales--Second Edition" (DAS-II) predictors accounted for more achievement variance in typical children (46% to 58%) than in children with math SLD (33% to 50%), with substantial loss of predictive validity when General Conceptual Ability was used instead of subcomponent scores. Results suggest that differences in typical predictor-outcome relationships may provide a foundation for developing specific cognitive and academic interventions for children with math SLD. (Contains 6 tables.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: Wechsler Individual Achievement Test