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Eldevik, Sigmund; Hastings, Richard P.; Hughes, J. Carl; Jahr, Erik; Eikeseth, Svein; Cross, Scott – Journal of Clinical Child and Adolescent Psychology, 2009
A systematic literature search for studies reporting effects of Early Intensive Behavioral Intervention identified 34 studies, 9 of which were controlled designs having either a comparison or a control group. We completed a meta-analysis yielding a standardized mean difference effect size for two available outcome measures: change in full-scale…
Descriptors: Autism, Measures (Individuals), Effect Size, Meta Analysis
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Hart, Sara A.; Petrill, Stephen A.; Thompson, Lee A.; Plomin, Robert – Journal of Educational Psychology, 2009
The goal of this first major report from the Western Reserve Reading Project Math component is to explore the etiology of the relationship among tester-administered measures of mathematics ability, reading ability, and general cognitive ability. Data are available on 314 pairs of monozygotic and same-sex dizygotic twins analyzed across 5 waves of…
Descriptors: Twins, Reading Fluency, Problem Solving, Genetics
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Morrissey, Anne-Marie; Brown, P. Margaret – Gifted Child Quarterly, 2009
This study investigated the pretend play of mother-toddler dyads in relation to later child IQ. Twenty-one toddlers were videotaped in monthly play sessions with their mothers, from age 8 to 17 months, and later assessed at 5 years of age on the Stanford-Binet IV. Children's and mothers' pretend play levels and frequencies were measured using…
Descriptors: Play, Gifted, Mothers, Toddlers
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Heckel, Leila; Clarke, Adam; Barry, Robert; McCarthy, Rory; Selikowitz, Mark – Emotional & Behavioural Difficulties, 2009
It is generally accepted that Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) results from a dysfunction of the central nervous system, which has led to a commonly held belief that environmental factors play little role in the behavioural problems of children identified as having ADHD. Therefore, the two studies reported in this article…
Descriptors: Divorce, Marital Status, Academic Achievement, Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder
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Garred, Melinda; Gilmore, Linda – Australian Journal of Guidance and Counselling, 2009
This study compared two popular measures of cognitive ability for preschool children. The "Wechsler Preschool and Primary Scale of Intelligence-Third Edition" (WPPSI-III) and the "Stanford-Binet Intelligence Scale-Fifth Edition" (SB5) were administered in a counterbalanced order to 36 typically developing 4-year-old children.…
Descriptors: Cognitive Ability, Cognitive Tests, Intelligence Tests, Intelligence Quotient
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Lonigan, Christopher J.; Anthony, Jason L.; Phillips, Beth M.; Purpura, David J.; Wilson, Shauna B.; McQueen, Jessica D. – Journal of Educational Psychology, 2009
The development of reading-related phonological processing abilities represents an important developmental milestone in the process of learning to read. In this cross-sectional study, confirmatory factor analysis was used to examine the structure of phonological processing abilities in 129 younger preschoolers (M = 40.88 months, SD = 4.65) and 304…
Descriptors: Reading Difficulties, Phonological Awareness, Factor Analysis, Memory
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Chowdhury, Monali; Aman, Michael G.; Lecavalier, Luc; Smith, Tristram; Johnson, Cynthia; Swiezy, Naomi; McCracken, James T.; King, Bryan; McDougle, Christopher J.; Bearss, Karen; Deng, Yanhong; Scahill, Lawrence – Autism: The International Journal of Research and Practice, 2016
Previously, we adapted the Home Situations Questionnaire to measure behavioral non-compliance in everyday settings in children with pervasive developmental disorders. In this study, we further revised this instrument for use in autism spectrum disorder and examined its psychometric properties (referred to as the Home Situations…
Descriptors: Factor Structure, Psychometrics, Questionnaires, Pervasive Developmental Disorders
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Dell, Cindy Ann; Harrold, Barbara; Dell, Thomas – Rehabilitation Counseling Bulletin, 2008
The Wide Range Achievement Test-Fourth Edition (WRAT4) is designed to provide "a quick, simple, psychometrically sound assessment of academic skills". The test was first published in 1946 by Joseph F. Jastak, with the purpose of augmenting the cognitive performance measures of the Wechsler-Bellevue Scales, developed by David Wechsler.…
Descriptors: Sentences, Spelling, Psychological Evaluation, Academic Achievement
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Hoskyn, Maureen; Tzoneva, Irina – Exceptionality Education International, 2008
The authors examined the nature of the working memory system that underlies age differences of young, preschool-aged children. Measures of working memory, short-term memory, articulation speed, general intelligence, and writing were administered to 166 Canadian preschool-aged children aged 3 to 5 years. Findings generally support the hypothesis…
Descriptors: Adults, Age Differences, Short Term Memory, Literacy
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Ozen, Arzu – International Journal of Special Education, 2008
The purpose of the present study was to investigate the acquisition, maintenance, and generalization effects of antecedent prompt and testing procedure (APTP) on teaching emergency phone numbers to youth with developmental disabilities. Three youths with mental retardation participated in the study. All participants were inclusion students at a…
Descriptors: Teacher Effectiveness, Mental Retardation, Developmental Disabilities, Generalization
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Newton, Jocelyn H.; McIntosh, David E.; Dixon, Felicia; Williams, Tasha; Youman, Elizabeth – Psychology in the Schools, 2008
This study examined the accuracy of three shortened measures of intelligence: the Woodcock-Johnson Tests of Cognitive Ability, Third Edition Brief Intellectual Ability (WJ III COG BIA) score; the Stanford-Binet Intelligence Scale, Fifth Edition Abbreviated IQ (SB5 ABIQ); and the Kaufman Brief Intelligence Test IQ Composite (K-BIT) in predicting…
Descriptors: Gifted, Children, Comparative Analysis, Prediction
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Canivez, Gary L. – School Psychology Quarterly, 2008
Orthogonal higher-order factor structure of the Stanford-Binet Intelligence Scales-Fifth Edition (SB-5; Roid, 2003a) for child and adolescent samples is reported. Multiple criteria for factor extraction unanimously supported extraction of only one dimension and a unidimensional model. However, following results from DiStefano and Dombrowski (2006)…
Descriptors: Intelligence, Factor Structure, Adolescents, Intelligence Tests
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Petrill, Stephen A.; Deater-Deckard, Kirby; Schatschneider, Christopher; Davis, Chayna – Infant and Child Development, 2007
Evidence from intervention studies, quantitative genetic and molecular genetic studies suggests that genetic, and to a lesser extent, shared environmental influences are important to the development of reading and related cognitive skills. The Northeast-Northwest Collaborative Adoption Projects (N2CAP) is a sample of 241 adoptive families,…
Descriptors: Evidence, Genetics, Parents, Family Environment
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Krochak, Linda A.; Ryan, Thomas G. – International Journal of Special Education, 2007
The following contemporary review illuminates several of the "best methods" to accurately identify gifted/learning disabled (GLD) students? Explanations which clearly define what it means to be gifted, learning disabled (LD) and gifted/learning disabled (GLD) are included and incorporated into a typology of three identities of GLD…
Descriptors: Gifted, Disabilities, Learning Disabilities, Intelligence Quotient
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Mechling, Linda C.; Ortega-Hurndon, Fanny – Education and Training in Developmental Disabilities, 2007
This study evaluated the effectiveness of computer-based video instruction (CBVI) to teach three young adults with moderate intellectual disabilities to perform complex, multiple step, job tasks in a generalized setting. A multiple probe design across three job tasks and replicated across three students was used to evaluate the effectiveness of…
Descriptors: Computer Assisted Instruction, Job Skills, Program Effectiveness, Young Adults
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