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ERIC Number: EJ825758
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2007
Pages: 12
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 28
A Summary of Evaluations for Learning and Attention Problems at a University Training Clinic
Wierzbicki, Michael; Tyson, Clare M.
Journal of Postsecondary Education and Disability, v20 n1 p16-27 Sum 2007
Over a five year period, a university clinic performed psychological evaluations of 102 adults (including 85 college students) who reported that they were experiencing learning or attention problems. Of 92 persons who completed the evaluation, 40 (43.5%) received no diagnosis, 7 (7.6%) received the diagnosis of ADHD, 29 (31.5%) received the diagnosis of LD, 2 (2.2%) received the diagnoses of both ADHD and LD, and 14 (15.2%) received the diagnosis of some other disorder, such as depression. Those diagnosed with ADHD and/or LD were similar in terms of demographic characteristics, academic history, and most psychological test scores. Those diagnosed with ADHD and/or LD differed significantly from those diagnosed with another disorder or no disorder on high school GPA, the Working Memory and Processing Speed Index scores of the WAIS-R/WAIS-III, and several academic achievement subscales of the WJA-III. Issues concerning the diagnosis of LD and ADHD in university students are discussed. (Contains 3 tables.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: High Schools; Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A