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Hynd, George W.; And Others – Psychology in the Schools, 1982
Recently endorsed definitions of learning disabilities presume that the disability is due to central nervous system dysfunction. To identify those children who should receive a comprehensive neuropsychological evaluation, an effective approach to neuropsychological screening is needed. Provides a rationale and conceptual framework for development…
Descriptors: Children, Elementary Secondary Education, Identification, Individual Characteristics
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Harris, Walter J.; King, Dennis R. – Psychology in the Schools, 1982
Examined the relationships among academic, sociometric, and personality variables of 242 children who were selected by their teachers as having behavior problems, learning problems, learning and behavior problems, or no problems. Results were generally supportive of teachers' ability to distinguish between children with problems and children…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Behavior Problems, Children, Elementary Education
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Argulewicz, Ed N.; And Others – Psychology in the Schools, 1982
Completed behavioral ratings on four subscales of Scales for Rating the Behavioral Characteristics of Superior Students (SRBCSS) on groups of Anglo- (N=491) and Mexican-American gifted students (N=34). Significant ethnic differences were found on the learning and motivation scales. There were no significant differences on creativity and leadership…
Descriptors: Anglo Americans, Behavior Rating Scales, Children, Cognitive Style
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Byrnes, Deborah A. – Psychology in the Schools, 1982
Studied invisible (N=26) and popular (N=26) children selected sociometrically from 383 third-sixth graders. Self-anchoring scales revealed a reverse in comparisons of their future perspectives; popular children scored significantly lower. Popular minority group children were anticipating a tougher life and harder battles ahead. (Author/RC)
Descriptors: Childhood Attitudes, Children, Elementary Education, Minority Group Children
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Cotugno, Albert J. – Psychology in the Schools, 1982
Tested the effectiveness of a cognitive control approach in the treatment of special education learning handicapped children. Employed a pretest-posttest design, using a special education treatment group, a special education control group, and a regular class comparison group. The special education treatment group made significant gains. (Author)
Descriptors: Children, Cognitive Development, Cognitive Processes, Elementary Education
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Rotheram, Mary J. – Psychology in the Schools, 1982
Children (N=101) from fourth, fifth, and sixth grade were assigned to a social skills training program or control condition. Subpopulations of subjects were identified. Results indicated underachievers improved social relationships, disruptive children increased academic skills, and exceptional children increased significantly in both areas.…
Descriptors: Assertiveness, Behavior Problems, Children, Elementary Education
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Drew, Barry M.; And Others – Psychology in the Schools, 1982
Examined the effects of daily report cards designed to increase the completion and accuracy of in-class assignments in two youngsters described as having a behavioral history of difficulty in completing seat work. Use of the procedure produced immediate significant changes in rates of both completion and accuracy. (Author)
Descriptors: Assignments, Behavior Modification, Behavior Problems, Children
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Lindholm, Byron W.; Touliatos, John – Psychology in the Schools, 1982
Compared parents', teachers', and counselors' Behavior Problem Checklist ratings of 57 elementary and middle school children in counseling. Analysis of variance revealed school counselors perceived more personality problems in the children than the teachers did. Otherwise, parents, teachers, and counselors did not differ in their perceptions.…
Descriptors: Behavior Problems, Behavior Rating Scales, Children, Elementary Education
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Barnett, Alan J. – Psychology in the Schools, 1982
Examined approaches to the design of an assessment procedure for the child with cerebral palsy. Suggests the concept of an open-ended grid that cross-references basic psychological processes with expressive modality is a means of systematizing the individual evaluation. (Author)
Descriptors: Cerebral Palsy, Children, Diagnostic Tests, Elementary Secondary Education
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Ruttle, Kristi – Psychology in the Schools, 1981
Describes a model of two alternative roles for the school psychologist working with programs for autistic or emotionally disturbed children. The first concerns behavior management by consultation or direct work with the child. The second approach adds the role of program coordinator. A team approach is advocated. (Author/JAC)
Descriptors: Autism, Children, Consultation Programs, Coordinators
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McShane, Damian Anthony; Plas, Jeanne M. – Psychology in the Schools, 1982
Statistical Analysis of WISC, WISC-R, and WPPSI subtest scores uncovered evidence of an Indian Wechsler Scale performance pattern different from that found in normal and learning disabled groups. The Indian pattern finds spatial abilities more well-developed than sequencing skills, which are superior to conceptual and acquired knowledge…
Descriptors: Ability Identification, American Indians, Analysis of Variance, Children
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Brown, Ronald T.; Conrad, Kendon J. – Psychology in the Schools, 1982
Compared various cognitive treatment approaches for ameliorating the difficulties of hyperactive children on tasks requiring sustained vigilance and accuracy. Differential training techniques comparing training in attention to inhibitory control indicated that a combination of attentional and inhibitory control strategies was most efficacious in…
Descriptors: Attention Control, Behavior Change, Children, Cognitive Development
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Sexton, Larry C.; Treloar, James H. – Psychology in the Schools, 1982
Used a multivariate approach and longitudinal design to examine the relationship of early perceptual and cognitive development in first grade, to school achievement in fourth grade. Results indicated variables used to predict achievement differed between the sexes, and sex as a predictor variable depended upon area of achievement studying.…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Children, Cognitive Development, Correlation
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Bluestein, Venus – Psychology in the Schools, 1978
The HTP technique is commonly used in the assessment of children and adults. Children who have lost a loved one through death frequently label a portion of the Tree as dead. This phenomenon appears unrelated to age, sex, socioeconomic status, or race. (Author)
Descriptors: Children, Death, Evaluation, Grief
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Germain, Robert B. – Psychology in the Schools, 1978
Three "self" constructs are differentiated: the "self," that is, the "real" self; the "self-concept," which is the information or cognitions an individual has about his "self;" and "self-esteem," which is the judgment and feelings about the "self." Developmental considerations and implications are discussed. (Author)
Descriptors: Child Development, Children, Individual Development, Self Actualization
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