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Weis, Robert; Speridakos, Elena C.; Ludwig, Katharine – Journal of Learning Disabilities, 2014
Recent research suggests that most 4-year college students diagnosed with specific learning disability (SLD) do not meet objective criteria for the disorder, show normative deficits in academic skills, or have childhood histories of SLD. The purpose of this study was to examine the functioning of students diagnosed with SLD attending community…
Descriptors: Two Year College Students, Community Colleges, Learning Disabilities, Classification
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Hundert, Joel; Rowe, Sarah; Harrison, Erin – Focus on Autism and Other Developmental Disabilities, 2014
One of the challenges in supporting young children with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) in inclusive classrooms is the generalization of improved social behaviors. Using a multiple-baseline design across participants, this study examined the generalized effects of social script training alone and combined with peer buddies on the interactive play…
Descriptors: Autism, Pervasive Developmental Disorders, Social Development, Scripts
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Pandolfi, Vincent; Magyar, Caroline I.; Norris, Megan – Journal of Mental Health Research in Intellectual Disabilities, 2014
Youth with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) often present with emotional problems such as anxiety and depression (American Psychiatric Association, 2013). A recent study of the "Child Behavior Checklist 6-18" (CBCL; Achenbach & Rescorla, 2001) indicated good sensitivity but relatively low specificity for identifying emotional problems…
Descriptors: Children, Adolescents, Autism, Pervasive Developmental Disorders
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Samson, Andrea C.; Phillips, Jennifer M.; Parker, Karen J.; Shah, Shweta; Gross, James J.; Hardan, Antonio Y. – Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders, 2014
The aim of this study was to examine the relationship between emotion dysregulation and the core features of Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD), which include social/communication deficits, restricted/repetitive behaviors, and sensory abnormalities. An 18-item Emotion Dysregulation Index was developed on the basis of expert ratings of the Child…
Descriptors: Autism, Pervasive Developmental Disorders, Emotional Problems, Symptoms (Individual Disorders)
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Zachor, Ditza A.; Ben-Itzchak, Esther – Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders, 2014
Unusual responses to sensory stimuli have been described in autism spectrum disorder (ASD).The study examined the frequencies of "unusual sensory interests" and "negative sensory responses" and their relation to functioning in a large ASD population (n = 679). Having "unusual sensory interests" was reported in 70.4%…
Descriptors: Autism, Pervasive Developmental Disorders, Sensory Experience, Cognitive Ability
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Chang, Mei; Paulson, Sharon E.; Finch, W. Holmes; Mcintosh, David E.; Rothlisberg, Barbara A. – Psychology in the Schools, 2014
This study examined the underlying constructs measured by the Woodcock-Johnson Tests of Cognitive Abilities, Third Edition (WJ-III COG) and the Stanford-Binet Intelligence Scales, Fifth Edition (SB5), based on the Cattell-Horn-Carrol (CHC) theory of cognitive abilities. This study reports the results of the first joint confirmatory factor analysis…
Descriptors: Factor Analysis, Intelligence Tests, Preschool Children, Maximum Likelihood Statistics
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Morrissey, Anne-Marie – Journal of Early Childhood Research, 2014
As part of a longitudinal study, infant/toddler pretend play development and maternal play modelling were investigated in dyadic context. A total of 21 children were videotaped in monthly play sessions with their mothers, from age 8 to 17 months. Child and mother pretend play frequencies and levels were measured using Brown's Pretend Play…
Descriptors: Infant Behavior, Toddlers, Mothers, Play
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Dale, Brittany A.; Finch, Maria HernÁndez; Mcintosh, David E.; Rothlisberg, Barbara A.; Finch, W. Holmes – Psychology in the Schools, 2014
Current research on the use of revisions of intelligence measures with ethnically diverse populations and younger children is limited. The present study investigated the utility of the Stanford-Binet Intelligence Scales, Fifth Edition (SB5), with an ethnically diverse preschool sample. African American and Caucasian preschoolers, matched on age,…
Descriptors: Preschool Children, Intelligence Tests, Scores, African American Students
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Keefe-Cooperman, Kathleen; Brady-Amoon, Peggy – Early Education and Development, 2014
Research Findings: Preschoolers' sleep patterns were examined related to cognitive and adaptive functioning. The sample consisted of 874 typically developing preschool children with a mean age of 40.01 months. Parent/caregiver reports of children's sleep pattern factors, Stanford-Binet 5 intelligence scale scores, and Behavior Assessment System…
Descriptors: Preschool Children, Sleep, Cognitive Ability, Adjustment (to Environment)
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Smith, Gerald F. – Journal of Management Education, 2014
The development of student thinking skills is a major goal of business education. As with other such goals, student outcomes assessment must be undertaken to measure goal achievement. Thinking is difficult to teach; it is also difficult to assess. The purpose of this article is to improve management educators' understanding of student thinking…
Descriptors: Business Administration Education, Thinking Skills, College Students, Student Evaluation
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Rao, Patricia A.; Landa, Rebecca J. – Autism: The International Journal of Research and Practice, 2014
Autism spectrum disorder and attention deficit hyperactivity disorder are neurodevelopmental disorders that cannot be codiagnosed under existing diagnostic guidelines ("Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of the American Psychiatric Association," 4th ed., text rev.). However, reports are emerging that attention deficit hyperactivity…
Descriptors: Pervasive Developmental Disorders, Autism, Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder, Comorbidity
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Gallagher, James J. – Journal of Advanced Academics, 2014
The author responds to the article by Warne, Godwin, and Smith (2013) on the question of whether there are more gifted people than would be expected in a Gaussian normal distribution. He asserts that the answer to this question is yes, based on (a) data that he and his colleagues have collected, (b) data that are already available and quoted by…
Descriptors: Gifted, Intelligence Quotient, Statistical Distributions, Intelligence Tests
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Sparks, Richard L.; Lovett, Benjamin J. – Learning Disability Quarterly, 2014
This study examined the supporting documentation submitted by students with learning disability (LD) diagnoses. The participants were 210 students who were enrolled in a college support program for students with disabilities at a private liberal arts college. Findings showed that although most students submitted a psychoeducational evaluation,…
Descriptors: Learning Disabilities, Higher Education, Documentation, Educational Diagnosis
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Klubnik, Cynthia; Murphy, Laura; Campbell, Jonathan M.; Reed, Colby B.; Warner-Metzger, Christina M. – Journal of Psychoeducational Assessment, 2014
Authors contrasted Bracken Basic Concept Scale: Receptive, Third Edition (BBCS: R-3) test performance between 57 children with intellectual disability (ID) and 76 children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) and ID. BBCS: R-3 School Readiness Composite (SRC) and Self-/Social Awareness subtests were analyzed. Multivariate analysis of covariance…
Descriptors: Young Children, Mental Retardation, Autism, Pervasive Developmental Disorders
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Englund, Julia A.; Decker, Scott L.; Allen, Ryan A.; Roberts, Alycia M. – Journal of Psychoeducational Assessment, 2014
Cognitive deficits in working memory (WM) are characteristic features of Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) and autism. However, few studies have investigated cognitive deficits using a wide range of cognitive measures. We compared children with ADHD ("n" = 49) and autism ("n" = 33) with a demographically matched…
Descriptors: Cognitive Ability, Neurological Impairments, Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder, Children
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