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ERIC Number: EJ874131
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009
Pages: 16
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 59
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-1937-6928
Perceptions of Parents and Teachers of the Social and Behavior Characteristics of Children with Reading Problems
Smith-Bonahue, Tina; Larmore, Anne; Harman, Jennifer; Castillo, Melissa
Learning Disabilities: A Contemporary Journal, v7 n2 p19-34 2009
Children with learning disorders (LD) are at increased risk for a host of psychosocial problems, including Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) (e.g., Bouffard, Roy, & Vezeau, 2005; Elksnin & Elksnin, 2004; Greenham, 1999; Michaels & Lewandowski, 1990; Sideridis, Morgan, Botsas, Padeliadu & Fuchs, 2006; Weiner & Tardiff, 2004). While the co-morbidity between learning disorders and Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorders (ADHD) has been well documented, the nature of the relationship between the disorders and the overlap of manifested symptoms have not been thoroughly examined (Zentall, 2005). This study examines parent and teacher ratings on the Behavior Assessment System for Children for 91 students with learning disorders referred for reading problems, both with and without Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder. Both parent and teacher ratings differed significantly from the mean for all children in the sample for Internalizing and Social Problems. Parent and teacher ratings suggested significantly more difficulties with Externalizing behaviors for children with both ADHD and LD compared to children with LD. Parent ratings suggested that the children with both LD and ADHD had more difficulties with hyperactivity than the children with LD only; teacher ratings suggested more difficulties with attention and learning for the children with both LD and ADHD. (Contains 4 tables.)
Learning Disabilities Worldwide, Inc. P.O. Box 142, Weston, MA 02493. Tel: 781-890-5399; Fax: 781-890-0555; Web site: http://www.ldam.org
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Elementary Education; Grade 1
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: Behavior Assessment System for Children