Neuropsychological symptoms in the learning disabled child : a symptomology inventory

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dc.contributor.advisor Wenck, L. Stanley (Lewis Stanley) en_US West, Penny L. en_US 2011-06-03T19:32:21Z 2011-06-03T19:32:21Z 1990 en_US 1990
dc.identifier LD2489.Z68 1990 .W4 en_US
dc.description.abstract A predominance of symptomology related to neurological dysfunction has been reported for at least some learning disabled (LD) students. This investigation examined the self-reported neuropsychological symptoms of LD and normal students in grades 3 through 12. Determination of group membership based on the childrens' responses to items on the Neuropsychological Symptom Inventory (NSI) was made for all subjects in the study.A discriminant analysis was conducted in order to determine the degree of group separation based on the item responses and which reported symptoms add significantly to that separation. Out of 40 possible items, 19 added to the discriminant function. Prediction of group membership was accomplished with a high degree of accuracy. Nearly 80% of the total population examined were correctly classified according to actual group membership. Of the LD population, 32% were identified as normal but only 16% of the normal population were misdiagnosed as LD. Additionally, nine individual symptoms were identified as reported by a greater percentage of LD students than normals.The results of this investigation suggest that the NSI as a screening instrument may be valuable for some populations. The 80% accuracy rate with the low number of false-positives (16%) is extremely encouraging. Additional research with the NSI to validate the presence of the symptomology reported would add to the already existing data related to the neuropsychological implications related to learning disabilities. en_US
dc.description.sponsorship Department of Educational Psychology
dc.format.extent vii, 58, 3 leaves ; 28 cm. en_US
dc.source Virtual Press en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Learning disabled children. en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Symptoms. en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Neuropsychological tests. en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Neuropsychological Symptom Inventory. en_US
dc.title Neuropsychological symptoms in the learning disabled child : a symptomology inventory en_US Thesis (Ph. D.) en_US
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