TITLE

WISC Subtest Scores of Disabled Readers: A Review With Respect to Bannotyne's Recategorization

AUTHOR(S)
Rugel, Robert P.
PUB. DATE
January 1974
SOURCE
Journal of Learning Disabilities;Jan1974, Vol. 7 Issue 1, p48
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article presents an analysis of the Wechsler Intelligence Scale for Children subset scores of disabled readers. The subtests were reclassified into categories labeled "Spatial," "Conceptual," and "Sequential," and disabled readers were ranked as to their relative strength in these three categories. Disabled readers were highest in the spatial category, intermediate in the conceptual category, and lowest in the sequential category. The high rank in the spatial category suggests that disabled readers are strong in visual-spatial skills. The low rank in the sequential category can be accounted for by deficits in short term memory processes and attention processes. The findings in the present study are based upon group means and reveal differences between normal readers and the heterogeneous category of disabled readers. The results do not indicate individual differences, such as the proportion of individuals within the population of disabled readers who demonstrate the spatial, conceptual, and sequential patterns. This proportion will depend upon the degree to which the various subgroups, such as genetic dyslexia and minimal neurological dysfunction, are represented in the particular population.
ACCESSION #
18962833

 

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