Differential Ratings of Specific Behaviors of African Americans Children in Special Education

@article{Linton2015DifferentialRO,
  title={Differential Ratings of Specific Behaviors of African Americans Children in Special Education},
  author={Kristen Faye Linton},
  journal={Child and Adolescent Social Work Journal},
  year={2015},
  volume={32},
  pages={229-235}
}
African American children are disproportionality diagnosed with disabilities and receive special education services. A cultural mismatch hypothesis posits that white teachers may be more likely to refer African American children for disability assessments. This study assessed differences in ratings of African American children’s (N = 126) affective, anxiety, somatic, hyperactivity, oppositional, and conduct behaviors by themselves, their mothers, and teachers. The author hypothesized that… CONTINUE READING