Toward a Procedure for Minimizing and Detecting False Positive Diagnoses of Learning Disability

  title={Toward a Procedure for Minimizing and Detecting False Positive Diagnoses of Learning Disability},
  author={H. Adelman and B. Lauber and P. Nelson and D. Smith},
  journal={Journal of Learning Disabilities},
  pages={234 - 244}
  • H. Adelman, B. Lauber, +1 author D. Smith
  • Published 1989
  • Psychology, Medicine
  • Journal of Learning Disabilities
  • Assessment procedures that can significantly enhance motivation to perform are needed so that poor performance due to low or avoidance motivation is not misdiagnosed as indicating ability deficits or as symptomatic of learning disabilities (LD). In this connection, research is under way to investigate the degree to which a highly motivating computer game learning task can improve differential diagnoses of LD. Findings from the initial investigation indicate that a large proportion of students… CONTINUE READING
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