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Weiss, Lawrence G.; Gregoire, Jacques; Zhu, Jianjun – Journal of Psychoeducational Assessment, 2016
Many Flynn effect (FE) studies compare scores across different editions of Wechsler's IQ tests. When construct changes are introduced by the test developers in the new edition, however, the presumed generational effects are difficult to untangle from changes due to test content. To remove this confound, we use the same edition of Wechsler…
Descriptors: Generational Differences, Intelligence Tests, Comparative Analysis, Scores
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McGill, Ryan J.; Styck, Kara M.; Palomares, Ronald S.; Hass, Michael R. – Learning Disability Quarterly, 2016
As a result of the upcoming Federal reauthorization of the Individuals With Disabilities Education Improvement Act (IDEA), practitioners and researchers have begun vigorously debating what constitutes evidence-based assessment for the identification of specific learning disability (SLD). This debate has resulted in strong support for a method that…
Descriptors: Learning Disabilities, Disability Identification, Disabilities, Federal Legislation
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Heikkilä, Riikka; Torppa, Minna; Aro, Mikko; Närhi, Vesa; Ahonen, Timo – Journal of Learning Disabilities, 2016
This study explored the double-deficit hypothesis (DDH) in a transparent orthography (Finnish) and extended the view from reading disabilities to comorbidity of learning-related problems in math and attention. Children referred for evaluation of learning disabilities in second through sixth grade (N = 205) were divided into four groups based on…
Descriptors: Hypothesis Testing, Foreign Countries, Finno Ugric Languages, Reading Difficulties
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McGill, Ryan J.; Canivez, Gary L. – Journal of Psychoeducational Assessment, 2016
As recommended by Carroll, the present study examined the factor structure of the Wechsler Intelligence Scale for Children-Fourth Edition Spanish (WISC-IV Spanish) normative sample using higher order exploratory factor analytic techniques not included in the WISC-IV Spanish Technical Manual. Results indicated that the WISC-IV Spanish subtests were…
Descriptors: Children, Intelligence Tests, Spanish, Factor Analysis
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Bouck, Emily C.; Weng, Pei-Lin; Satsangi, Rajiv – Journal of Visual Impairment & Blindness, 2016
Introduction: Digital textbooks are increasingly marketed and used, yet little research examines this medium. Within the limited research, even less investigates the role of digital textbooks in mathematics--a challenging content area for many students, but especially for students with visual impairments. Methods: Through a qualitative analysis,…
Descriptors: Secondary School Students, Student Attitudes, Visual Impairments, Algebra
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Saksida, Amanda; Iannuzzi, Stéphanie; Bogliotti, Caroline; Chaix, Yves; Démonet, Jean-François; Bricout, Laure; Billard, Catherine; Nguyen-Morel, Marie-Ange; Le Heuzey, Marie-France; Soares-Boucaud, Isabelle; George, Florence; Ziegler, Johannes C.; Ramus, Franck – Developmental Psychology, 2016
In this study, we concurrently investigated 3 possible causes of dyslexia--a phonological deficit, visual stress, and a reduced visual attention span--in a large population of 164 dyslexic and 118 control French children, aged between 8 and 13 years old. We found that most dyslexic children showed a phonological deficit, either in terms of…
Descriptors: Dyslexia, Phonology, Language Skills, Attention Span
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Durrleman, Stephanie; Delage, Hélène – Language Acquisition: A Journal of Developmental Linguistics, 2016
This study investigates syntax in Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD), its parallelism with Specific Language Impairment (SLI) and its relation to other aspects of cognition. We focus on (1) 3rd person accusative clitic (ACC3) production, a clinical marker of SLI hypothesized to relate to WM, and (2) 1st person accusative clitic (ACC1) production,…
Descriptors: Syntax, Autism, Pervasive Developmental Disorders, Language Impairments
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Blumen, Sheyla – International Journal of School & Educational Psychology, 2016
The history of intellectual assessment with children and youth in Peru is presented from the foundation of scientific psychology in Peru until now. Current practices are affected by the multicultural ethnolinguistic diversity of the country, the quality of the different training programs, as well as by Peruvian regulations for becoming an academic…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Intelligence Tests, Student Diversity, Evaluation Methods
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Hurks, Petra P. M.; Bakker, Helen – International Journal of School & Educational Psychology, 2016
In this article, we briefly describe the history of intelligence test use with children and youth in the Netherlands, explain which models of intelligence guide decisions about test use, and detail how intelligence tests are currently being used in Dutch school settings. Empirically supported and theoretical models studying the structure of human…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Intelligence Tests, Cognitive Ability, Educational History
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Granot, David – Emotional & Behavioural Difficulties, 2016
The present study explores the extent to which maternal attachment and teacher--student attachment-like relationships explain the socioemotional adaptation of students with disabilities. Participants consisted of 65 dyads of homeroom teachers and their students (from a middle-to-low-class area in Northern Israel) with learning disabilities (LD),…
Descriptors: Teacher Student Relationship, Attachment Behavior, Social Development, Emotional Development
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Cheung, Yvonne; Schulze, Kimberly A.; Leaf, Justin B.; Rudrud, Eric – Exceptionality, 2016
The current study investigated the efficacy of a self-managed activity schedule to teach 2 participants how to effectively order food items from a local community bakery. 2 participants who were on the autism spectrum were taught to follow a task analysis that was displayed on an iPhone. We used a multiple baseline design across participants to…
Descriptors: Autism, Pervasive Developmental Disorders, Task Analysis, Foreign Countries
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Bannink, Femke; Fontaine, Johnny R. J.; Idro, Richard; van Hove, Geert – International Journal of Educational Psychology, 2016
This study investigates cognitive abilities of pre/primary school children without and with spina bifida in Uganda. Qualitative semi structured interviews and quantitative functioning scales measurements were combined and conducted with 133 parents, 133 children with spina bifida, and 35 siblings. ANCOVA was used to test for differences in…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Preschool Children, Elementary School Students, Genetic Disorders
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Cormier, Damien C.; Wang, Kun; Kennedy, Kathleen E. – Canadian Journal of School Psychology, 2016
As the diversity of the school-age population in Canada continues to increase, it is important for school psychologists to consider the potential influence of culture and language when assessing the cognitive abilities of students from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds. The purpose of this study is to examine the linguistic demand…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Children, Intelligence Tests, Testing
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Fugate, C. Matthew; Gentry, Marcia – High Ability Studies, 2016
The manifestation of ADHD in girls who are gifted can place strains on motivation and academic performance as they enter their middle school years. The purpose of this collective case study research was to examine the lived experiences of five girls who are gifted with ADHD in order to gain an understanding of the array of coping mechanisms used…
Descriptors: Academically Gifted, Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder, Females, Comorbidity
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Almas, Alisa N.; Degnan, Kathryn A.; Nelson, Charles A.; Zeanah, Charles H.; Fox, Nathan A. – Developmental Psychology, 2016
Young children removed from institutions and placed into foster care or adoptive homes have been shown to experience significant gains in IQ relative to children who remain in institutions. Less is known about the long-term impact of severe early deprivation on development in late childhood. Data are presented from a follow-up of children at 12…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Intelligence Quotient, Preadolescents, Foster Care
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