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ERIC Number: EJ865610
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009
Pages: 18
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 24
ISSN: ISSN-1937-6928
Examining Differences between Students with Specific Learning Disabilities and Those with Specific Language Disorders on Cognition, Emotions and Psychopathology
Filippatou, Diamanto; Dimitropoulou, Panagiota; Sideridis, Georgios
Learning Disabilities: A Contemporary Journal, v7 n1 p55-72 2009
The purpose of the present study was to investigate the differences between students with LD and SLI on emotional psychopathology and cognitive variables. In particular, the study examined whether cognitive, emotional, and psychopathology variables are significant discriminatory variables of speech and language disordered groups versus those having specific learning disabilities. Participants were 137 students from which 44 had a diagnosis of F80 and 93 of F81 based on the ICD10. They were administered measures of cognition (WISC) and emotions/psychopathology. Results indicated that students with LD and SLI did not differ significantly on emotion and psychopathology variables, according to the perceptions of their parents as they rated with CBCL scale. There were, however, substantial differences on cognitive variables. These differences could not be predicted by the operational definitions of the disorders (which posited no such differences at the population level). (Contains 2 figures and 2 tables.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: Wechsler Intelligence Scale for Children