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Harrington, Robert G. – Education, 1982
Suggests improper application of standardized IQ tests may misidentify or underrefer thousands of intellectually gifted students each year. Presents 10 hazards that can bias IQ scores of gifted children and cautions psychological examiners and consumers of IQ test information to be aware of these hazards. (Author/AH)
Descriptors: Ability Identification, Elementary Education, Gifted, Intelligence Quotient
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Vance, Booney; And Others – Journal of Clinical Psychology, 1983
Investigated the utility of profile analysis, using the Wechsler Intelligence Scale for Children--Revised (WISC--R) to differentiate learning disabled from emotionally disturbed and nonhandicapped children. Little evidence supported the use of WISC--R subtest scatter. Research efforts focused on WISC--R subtests related to the learning process are…
Descriptors: Children, Clinical Diagnosis, Elementary Education, Emotional Disturbances
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Berk, Ronald A. – Journal of Clinical Psychology, 1983
Examined Wechsler Intelligence Scale for Children--Revised (WISC--R) profile analysis research germane to differential diagnosis of learning disabled children and related to methodological problems of score use and interpretation. Recommends that clinicians not use the WISC--R profile to diagnose specific learning disabilities, but use profiles in…
Descriptors: Children, Clinical Diagnosis, Elementary Education, Exceptional Child Research
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Haynes, Jack P.; Bensch, Marlene – Journal of Clinical Psychology, 1983
Examined the Performance-Verbal (P-V) discrepancy on the Wechsler Intelligence Scale for Children--Revised as a predictor of recidivism among 78 adjudicated white female delinquents. The P > V sign was displayed significantly more frequently among recidivists than among nonrecidivists. Findings support views that cognitive differences…
Descriptors: Adolescents, Cognitive Measurement, Delinquent Behavior, Females
Tava, Edward G. – 1971
This research is, in part, a study of a method of differentiating between two different types of retardation (the exogenous or brain injured and the endogenous or non-brain injured). However, this paper is also an example of the evaluation of a research problem, for it incorporates data and information from three different studies, each of which…
Descriptors: Ability Identification, Abstract Reasoning, Diagnostic Tests, Evaluation Methods
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