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ERIC Number: EJ872195
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010-Feb
Pages: 14
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0938-8982
Academic and Cognitive Characteristics of Persistent Mathematics Difficulty from First through Fourth Grade
Vukovic, Rose K.; Siegel, Linda S.
Learning Disabilities Research & Practice, v25 n1 p25-38 Feb 2010
This longitudinal study investigated the academic and cognitive characteristics of persistent mathematics difficulty (MD-p) from first to fourth grade. Ninety-nine children were retrospectively categorized into one of three groups: MD-p, transient mathematics difficulty (MD-t), or typically developing. MD-p was defined as persistently low mathematics achievement (less than or equal to 25th percentile) in at least 2 years from first to fourth grade. The results indicated that the MD-p group was more likely than other groups to have deficits in calculation, practical problem solving, number facts, and reading. In terms of cognitive characteristics, MD-p was specifically characterized by deficits in math concepts and phonological decoding, though there was some evidence for the involvement of working memory, processing speed, and numerical reasoning.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Elementary Education; Grade 1; Grade 2; Grade 3; Grade 4
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Language: English
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