WISC characteristics and Devereux behavior scale ratings for third grade reading disabled children identified by the years below, Bond and Tinker, and Erickson Z-score methods

UNCG Author/Contributor (non-UNCG co-authors, if there are any, appear on document)
Marjorie J. Muzyczka (Creator)
The University of North Carolina at Greensboro (UNCG )
Web Site: http://library.uncg.edu/
Marilyn Erickson

Abstract: The Wechsler Intelligence Scale for Children (WISC) and Spache Diagnostic Reading Scales were administered to one hundred and twenty third graders. Teachers responsible for reading instruction completed the Devereux Behavior Rating Scales for each child. Reading Disabled (RD) children were identified by three methods: 1) Years Below Grade Level, 2) Bond and Tinker Expectancy Formula, and 3) Z-score, employing Full Scale (FS) IQ, Performance Scale (PS) IQ, and Verbal Scale (VS) IQ as selection criteria. Ten percent of the population was selected as RD by each method. Control groups were formed for each RD group and matched on sex and WISC IQ scores. PS - VS differences were found only for the Z-score children. They also had significantly higher IQ scores than RD children identified by either the Years Below or Bond and Tinker methods. Children identified by the Z-score method fell within the average to above average IQ range, while those identified by the Years Below and Bond and Tinker methods were in the below average to average range.

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Language: English
Date: 1974
Reading disability
Learning disabled children $x Psychological testing

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