Utilization of the Reitan-Indiana Aphasia Screening Test in identifying learning disabled and low-achieving children

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dc.contributor.advisor Paulson, Sharon E. en_US
dc.contributor.author Baker, Carol L. en_US
dc.date.accessioned 2011-06-03T19:22:45Z
dc.date.available 2011-06-03T19:22:45Z
dc.date.created 1994 en_US
dc.date.issued 1994
dc.identifier LD2489.Z68 1994 .B3 en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://cardinalscholar.bsu.edu/handle/handle/174897
dc.description.abstract At the core of this study was an investigation of the current system of identification of learning disabled children as a result of concerns raised regarding the equivocal nature of federal guidelines for identification and their differential application by professionals. Toward this goal, the purposes of this study were 1) to evaluate the Reitan-Indiana Aphasia Screening Test as a means to differentiate LD children from low-achieving and normal children; 2) to assess the quantitative and qualitative neuropsychological performance differences between these three groups; and 3) to evaluate the quantitative and qualitative neuropsychological performance differences between male and female LD and low-achieving children. Subjects were 244 male (n=118) and female (n=126) LD (n=82), low-achieving (n=72), and normal (n=90) children randomly selected from five Midwestern school corporations. Classification of subjects into groups was based on previous identification as an LD child or scores on the Comprehensive Test of Basic Skills (below the 50th percentile and not school identified as LD were classified as low-achieving). Two-way analyses of variance indicated that neuropsychological performanceNeuropsychological Differences as measured by the Reran-Indiana Aphasia Screening Test significantly differed between groups but not gender on total error score. Further, two-way multivariate analyses of variance indicated significant performance differences across groups with LD children making more errors than either group on tasks indicative of spelling dyspraxia, constructional dyspraxia, dyslexia, central dysarthria, dyscalculia, and body dysgnosia. Additionally, LD children demonstrated more dysfunction in deficits reflective of only mild to moderate neuropsychological impairment as compared to deficits more strongly indicative of brain damage. No differences in performance based on type of error or severity of dysfunction was found between genders. Implications of these findings are discussed relative to the identification process. en_US
dc.description.sponsorship Department of Educational Psychology
dc.format.extent iv, 113 leaves ; 28 cm. en_US
dc.source Virtual Press en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Learning disabled children -- Identification. en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Reitan-Indiana Aphasia Screening Test. en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Educational evaluation. en_US
dc.title Utilization of the Reitan-Indiana Aphasia Screening Test in identifying learning disabled and low-achieving children en_US
dc.title.alternative Neuropsychological differences en_US
dc.description.degree Thesis (Ph. D.) en_US
dc.identifier.cardcat-url http://liblink.bsu.edu/catkey/917837 en_US

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