Investigating and measuring risk factors and markers for low achievement in children, this unique volume studies children from gestation to age seven. This monograph evaluates the social, biological, and cognitive characteristics that served effectively as predictors and correlates of learning disabilities in normally intelligent children.
"This excellent book uncovers myths as it reports on learning disabilities as an outcome in a well-conceived, meticulous, prospective study…[the book] constructs a record that will be examined frequently by anyone interested in vulnerable children, learning disabilities, and development in early childhood."
—American Journal of Psychiatry
Contents: Introduction. Methods. Risk Factors in Early Development. Psychological, Physical, and Family Characteristics at School Age. The Lower Achieving Subgroup. The Poorest Readers. The Hyperactive. The IQ Subgroup. Summary and Discussion. Differences Between Low Achievers and Controls in the Univariate Screens. Summary Chart of Significant Variables. Variables Failing to Pass a Univariate Screen. Discriminant Function Analyses with Study Centers Included.