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Comparative study of the Jordan left-right reversal test, the reversals frequency test, and teachers' observations.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  3578485     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
The intertest pass/fail reliability of the Jordan left-right reversal test (JRT) and reversals frequency test (RFT) was compared on 510 "regular classroom" and 126 "learning handicapped" children. Children were divided into two age groups, 5 to 8 years and 9 to 13 years. Teachers completed a questionnaire assessing whether they felt a reversal problem existed. Statistical analysis showed low to moderate agreement between the pass/fail rate of the two tests (p less than 0.001) for both age groups of normal children; however, no statistical agreement was found for either age group of learning handicapped children. There was only very low agreement between the teacher's assessment of reversals and the pass/fail rates for both age groups of normals and the 9- to 13-year-old learning handicapped group. No agreement was found for the 5- to 8-year-old learning handicapped group. The effect of test design and recommendations for the clinical investigation of reversals are discussed.
S A Cotter; M W Rouse; P N DeLand
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Comparative Study; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  American journal of optometry and physiological optics     Volume:  64     ISSN:  0093-7002     ISO Abbreviation:  Am J Optom Physiol Opt     Publication Date:  1987 Mar 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1987-06-11     Completed Date:  1987-06-11     Revised Date:  2007-11-15    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0417614     Medline TA:  Am J Optom Physiol Opt     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  195-203     Citation Subset:  IM    
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MeSH Terms
Dyslexia / diagnosis*
Statistics as Topic
Vision Tests / standards*

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