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ERIC Number: EJ947684
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2012
Pages: 9
Abstractor: As Provided
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ISSN: ISSN-0891-4222
Differentiating Children with Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder, Conduct Disorder, Learning Disabilities and Autistic Spectrum Disorders by Means of Their Motor Behavior Characteristics
Efstratopoulou, Maria; Janssen, Rianne; Simons, Johan
Research in Developmental Disabilities: A Multidisciplinary Journal, v33 n1 p196-204 Jan-Feb 2012
The study was designed to investigate the discriminant validity of the Motor Behavior Checklist (MBC) for distinguishing four group of children independently classified with Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder, (ADHD; N = 22), Conduct Disorder (CD; N = 17), Learning Disabilities (LD; N = 24) and Autistic Spectrum Disorders (ASD; N = 20). Physical education teachers used the MBC for children to rate their pupils based on their motor related behaviors. A multivariate analysis revealed significant differences among the groups on different problem scales. The results indicated that the MBC for children may be effective in discriminating children with similar disruptive behaviors (e.g., ADHD, CD) and autistic disorders, based on their motor behavior characteristics, but not children with Learning Disabilities (LD), when used by physical education teachers in school settings. (Contains 2 tables.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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