Utility of traditional cognitive measures in the prediction of neuropsychological dysfunction in children

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dc.contributor.advisor Dean, Raymond S. en_US
dc.contributor.author Shine, Agnes E. en_US
dc.date.accessioned 2011-06-03T19:31:04Z
dc.date.available 2011-06-03T19:31:04Z
dc.date.created 1990 en_US
dc.date.issued 1990
dc.identifier LD2489.Z68 1990 .S5 en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://cardinalscholar.bsu.edu/handle/handle/180731
dc.description.abstract The present investigation considered the utility of traditional psychoeducational measures in the prediction of neuropsychological impairment in learning disabled children. The subjects were 368 learning disabled children ranging in age from 9 to 14, with a mean age of 10.68 years, and a standard deviation of 1.62. In addition to traditional psychoeducational measures, each subject was administered the Halstead-Reitan Neuropsychological Battery for Older Children (HRNB-C). Subjects were considered impaired or nonimpaired on the basis of their score on the HRNB-C. A Discriminant Analysis was utilized to investigate what variables from the Wechsler Intelligence Scale for Children-Revised (WISC-R), Wide Range Achievement Test-Revised (WRAT-R) and the Peabody Picture Vocabulary Test-Revised (PPVT-R) would be used to predict the subjects' neuropsychological status. It was found that 12 variables added significantly (R < .05) to the prediction of impairment, with Arithmetic and Block Design subtests the most prominent predictors. A Regression Analysis was used to consider the subjects' score on the HRNB-C in a continous fashion. The regression equation that emerged showed the Performance Scale of the WISC-R to be the best predictor of the impairment index.MANOVA and ANOVA statistics were used to investigate the differences between the groups. Results indicated that there was a significant main effect for gender. Males tended to score higher than females on visual spatial tasks. General cognitive skills were lower in females than males. Overall, females tended to be more neuropsychologically impaired than males. en_US
dc.description.sponsorship Department of Educational Psychology
dc.format.extent viii, 89 leaves ; 28 cm. en_US
dc.source Virtual Press en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Learning disabled children -- Rating of. en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Neuropsychological tests for children. en_US
dc.title Utility of traditional cognitive measures in the prediction of neuropsychological dysfunction in children en_US
dc.description.degree Thesis (Ph. D.) en_US
dc.identifier.cardcat-url http://liblink.bsu.edu/catkey/720144 en_US


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