Comparison of Learning Disabled and Emotionally Disturbed Children on Three Deviant Classroom Behaviors

Barr, Karen L.; McDowell, Richard L.
September 1972
Exceptional Children;Sep1972, Vol. 39 Issue 1, p60
Academic Journal
The article presents a study comparing the classroom behaviors of learning disabled and emotionally disturb children in the U.S. There are 16 respondents in which 8 are emotionally disturb children and 8 are learning disabled children. Chi square test was used to determine if differences did exist between the two samples. It was found out that the emotionally disturb children shows a significant greater number of behaviors than the learning disabled. Also, the emotionally disturb children demonstrated higher frequencies of negative physical contact and vocalizations.


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