David E Jorgenson

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Educators in the early school grades often find themselves in a dilemma when evaluating children's skills. Formal testing procedures are often inappropriate for young children and can wrongly identify them as deficient. The purpose of this study was to help teachers in making early decisions regarding individual children that would be accurate and helpful(More)
The purpose of this research was to determine a reliable and realistic set of variables for teachers to assist in early identification of children with special needs. Sixty-four kindergarten children participated in the study, 32 identified as high achieving and 32 identified as low achieving by their teachers. Variables included were information from(More)
Cluster analysis was employed with the intent of describing more homogeneous subgroups of learning disabled (LD) children. The parents and teachers of 29 children placed in special education as learning disabled completed questionnaires concerning demographic information regarding the families; birth, medical, and developmental histories regarding the(More)
BACKGROUND As the emphasis in health reform shifts to value-based payments, especially through multi-payer initiatives supported by the U.S. Center for Medicare & Medicaid Innovation, and with the increasing availability of statewide all-payer claims databases, the need for an all-payer, "whole-population" approach to facilitate the reporting of(More)
The purpose of this study was to validate an early childhood screening instrument concurrently with other established psychoeducational tests and predictively with a standardized measure of achievement. A battery of tests including a screener and five other established psychoeducational measures was administered to 64 children during their kindergarten(More)
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