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Children's descriptions of their developmental dysfunctions. Field testing of a self-administered student profile.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  6187210     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
To assess schoolchildren's own perceptions of their neurodevelopmental, social, and academic status, a self-administered student assessment has been developed. Using this instrument in conjunction with teacher ratings, 420 fourth- and sixth-grade students in a suburban community were compared with 110 grade-matched patients in a hospital referral clinic for school problems. In the community group, sixth graders reported fewer concerns than fourth graders in all developmental areas. Boys reported more difficulties in attention and memory, and girls reported more difficulties in gross motor skills. Teachers rated boys as having more problems than girls in all academic and behavioral areas, except mathematics. There was a significant correlation between teacher evaluations and total scores on the profile. Differences were found between the community and clinical groups on the total assessment and in most individual areas of development. The Self-Administered Student Profile can enhance evaluations of learning disorders, while eliciting issues for counseling such children.
L Rappaport; M D Levine; C Aufseeser; R A Incerto
Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  American journal of diseases of children (1960)     Volume:  137     ISSN:  0002-922X     ISO Abbreviation:  Am. J. Dis. Child.     Publication Date:  1983 Apr 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1983-04-15     Completed Date:  1983-04-15     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0370471     Medline TA:  Am J Dis Child     Country:  UNITED STATES    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  369-74     Citation Subset:  AIM; IM    
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MeSH Terms
Developmental Disabilities / psychology*
Educational Measurement*
Learning Disorders / psychology*
Motor Skills
Self-Evaluation Programs*

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