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Cottrell, Joseph M.; Barrett, Courtenay A. – Psychology in the Schools, 2017
Debate regarding the causes of specific learning disabilities (SLDs), precise definitions of SLDs, and the most effective identification methods has persisted for over 50 years. Two prominent schools of thought regarding SLDs exist: (1) biological perspectives and (2) environmental perspectives. Three identification methods are outlined in the…
Descriptors: School Psychologists, Learning Disabilities, Response to Intervention, Children
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Stormont, Melissa; Stebbins, Molly S.; Holliday, Gregory – Psychology in the Schools, 2001
Presents the characteristics and needs of adolescent students who are underrepresented in gifted programs. Addresses the specific populations of young women, students with learning disabilities, and students living in poverty. Presents the academic and social-emotional needs of students from underrepresented populations, followed by strategies…
Descriptors: Adolescents, Economically Disadvantaged, Gifted, Learning Disabilities
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Bingham, Grace – Psychology in the Schools, 1980
The career maturity of a private school group of adolescents with learning disabilities was assessed. Significant differences emerged in the affective dimensions but not in the cognitive variables. (Author)
Descriptors: Adolescents, Affective Behavior, Career Awareness, Career Planning
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Swanson, Lee – Psychology in the Schools, 1979
One reversal and two multiple baseline designs were used to assess the effects of punishment on the disruptive behavior of six adolescent learning disability students. During baseline conditions of praise and ignore contingencies, the frequency of inappropriate preacademic behavior was assessed. With the institution of punishment procedures,…
Descriptors: Adolescents, Behavior Change, Classroom Techniques, Learning Disabilities
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Barnett, Katherine P.; And Others – Psychology in the Schools, 1996
Explores grade retention rates among children with undiagnosed learning disabilities (LD). Data collected on 344 students referred for special-education evaluation revealed that, of the 201 who possessed an LD, 71.6% had been retained at least once. Minority and urban LD students were more apt to be retained before being referred for evaluation.…
Descriptors: Adolescents, Children, Elementary School Students, Elementary Secondary Education
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Sabatino, David A.; Vance, Hubert Booney – Psychology in the Schools, 1994
Examined 75 children previously diagnosed with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). Reexamined initial reasons for referral. Nearly one-third of diagnosed ADHD group was reclassified with mental disorders. Concluded that comorbidity among ADHD symptoms, other mental disorders, and learning disabilities has rendered 8 of 14 ADHD…
Descriptors: Adolescents, Attention Deficit Disorders, Children, Classification
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Chittooran, Mary Mathai; And Others – Psychology in the Schools, 1993
Administered Wechsler Intelligence Scale for Children-Revised, Halstead-Reitan Neuropsychological Battery, Peabody Picture Vocabulary Test, and Wide Range Achievement Test to 934 learning-disabled students between ages 8 and 16. Principal-components analysis with varimax rotation indicated existence of seven factors: Verbal Reasoning, Academic…
Descriptors: Adolescents, Children, Evaluation Methods, Factor Structure
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LaConte, Michael A.; And Others – Psychology in the Schools, 1993
Investigated effects of participation in developmentally appropriate affective education program. Middle school students (n=23), identified as high risk for dropping out and also as learning disabled or emotionally disturbed, were assigned to experimental and control conditions. Participants in affective education group met for 15 weeks.…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Adolescents, At Risk Persons, Emotional Disturbances
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McIntosh, David E.; Gridley, Betty E. – Psychology in the Schools, 1993
Administered Differential Ability Scales (DAS) to 83 children and adolescents with learning disabilities. Identified six subgroups: generalized, high functioning, normal, underachievement, borderline, and dyseidetic. Not all subgroups displayed expected discrepancy between intelligence and achievement associated with current definitions of…
Descriptors: Adolescents, Children, Elementary Secondary Education, Identification
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Smith, Teresa; And Others – Psychology in the Schools, 1993
Examined scatter analysis and Kaufman regroupings of Wechsler Intelligence Scale for Children-Revised scores. Findings from 31 non-learning-disabled children and 29 learning-disabled children revealed significant difference in Verbal and Performance intelligence quotients between learning-disabled and nondisabled children, with significantly more…
Descriptors: Adolescents, Children, Elementary Secondary Education, Intelligence Tests
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Zimmerman, Irla Lee; And Others – Psychology in the Schools, 1986
Assessed the degree of comparability between the tests over time for two samples of referred adolescents of borderline intelligence. Results indicated that the Wechsler Adult Intelligence Scale-Revised significantly overestimated the Wechsler Intelligence Scale for Children-Revised by three to five points. Differences were most marked at the lower…
Descriptors: Adolescents, Comparative Analysis, Intelligence Tests, Learning Disabilities
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Dudley-Marling, Curtis – Psychology in the Schools, 1985
Examines the perceptions of the usefulness of the Individualized Education Program (IEP) by teachers (N=150) of emotionally disturbed and learning disabled children. The majority of respondents indicated that although the IEP does have some utility, it does not usually assist them in planning day-to-day instruction. (BH)
Descriptors: Adolescents, Children, Elementary Secondary Education, Emotional Disturbances
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Kennelly, Kevin J.; And Others – Psychology in the Schools, 1985
Reports on two treatment studies of special education students markedly helpless with regard to arithmetic: one comparing attribution retraining treatment to control treatment matched to it in schedule of successes and failures; the other comparing effects of three success-failure schedules on attributions and persistence. (Author/NRB)
Descriptors: Adolescents, Arithmetic, Attribution Theory, Learning Disabilities
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Greenway, Philip; Milne, Lisa – Psychology in the Schools, 1999
Examines whether subtest scatter might be an indicator of learning disabilities (LDs), psychopathology, or both in a sample of normal adolescents (N=170) using the Wechsler Intelligence Scale for Children III and the Minnesota Multiphasic Personality Inventory-Adolescent. The hypothesis that subtest scatter is associated with LDs was generally not…
Descriptors: Adolescents, Delinquency, Depression (Psychology), Learning Disabilities
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Mayes, Susan Dickerson; Calhoun, Susan L.; Crowell, Errin W. – Psychology in the Schools, 1998
Examines WISC-III profiles for children with learning disabilities (LD; n=66) and non-LD children (n=51); degree of intersubtest scatter was normal and similar for both groups but the pattern of scores differed. Also examines children with attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder. Results reflect the difficulty of ruling out LD at a young age.…
Descriptors: Adolescents, Age Differences, Attention Deficit Disorders, Children
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