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The prevalence of specific arithmetic difficulties and specific reading difficulties in 9- to 10-year-old boys and girls.

Lewis, C. and Hitch, G. J. and Walker, P. (1994) The prevalence of specific arithmetic difficulties and specific reading difficulties in 9- to 10-year-old boys and girls. Journal of Child Psychology and Psychiatry, 35 (2). pp. 283-292. ISSN 1469-7610

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Abstract

Data from an epidemiological sample (n= 1206) of British schoolchildren were used to estimate the proportions of 9- to 10-year-olds with specific arithmetic difficulties (SAD), combined with arithmetic-and-reading difficulties (ARD), and specific reading difficulties (SRD). Children in the sample contributed scores on saparate tests of arithmetic reading and nonverbal intelligence. Using a cutting-store approach, which took into account performance on all three tests, a small group of children with SAD (1.3 %) were distinguished from tarter groups with ARD (2.3%) and SRD (3.9%). Contrary to some previous reports, there were equal numbers of males and females within each of the two groups with arithmetic difficulties but a preponderance of males over females amongst the group with specific reading difficulties.

Item Type: Article
Journal or Publication Title: Journal of Child Psychology and Psychiatry
Uncontrolled Keywords: Specific arithmetic difficulties ; specific reading difficulties ; sex differences ; prevalence
Subjects: B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BF Psychology
Departments: Faculty of Science and Technology > Psychology
ID Code: 19040
Deposited By: ep_ss_importer
Deposited On: 04 Nov 2008 10:02
Refereed?: Yes
Published?: Published
Last Modified: 21 Jul 2014 12:49
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URI: http://eprints.lancs.ac.uk/id/eprint/19040

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