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Children with specific learning difficulties of mathematics and reading: behavioural, emotional, and social problems : and research portfolio

Smith, Alan J. (1997) Children with specific learning difficulties of mathematics and reading: behavioural, emotional, and social problems : and research portfolio. D Clin Psy thesis, University of Glasgow.

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Abstract

This review considers prevalence rates, risk factors, neuropsychological profiles and behavioural and socioemotional problems associated with specific learning disabilities in arithmetic and reading. Both arithmetic and reading difficulties can arise from environmental, genetic, neurological and congenital factors. Consequently, a thorough assessment using neuropsychological and behavioural measures and scanning techniques can be necessary to identify the likely cause for appropriate remediation and intervention. There is increasing evidence for three main subcategories of learning disabilities which approximate closely to the ICD-10 (1992) classification of specific reading, arithmetical and mixed scholastic disorders. The different prevalence rates and disparities in research finding on associated behavioural and socioemotional difficulties children in these subcategories experience probably reflect the arbitrary nature of the definition criteria and the various tests and measures used, some with unstandardised or outdataed norms. Future research is needed using strict definition criteria and reliable and standardised tests and measures to help clarify these issues to improve remediation for these children.

Item Type: Thesis (D Clin Psy)
Qualification Level: Doctoral
Subjects: R Medicine > R Medicine (General)
B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BF Psychology
L Education > LC Special aspects of education
Colleges/Schools: College of Medical Veterinary and Life Sciences > Institute of Health and Wellbeing
Supervisor's Name: Supervisor, not known
Date of Award: 1997
Depositing User: Mrs Marie Cairney
Unique ID: glathesis:1997-1071
Copyright: Copyright of this thesis is held by the author.
Date Deposited: 28 Aug 2009
Last Modified: 10 Dec 2012 13:32
URI: http://theses.gla.ac.uk/id/eprint/1071

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