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Schraufnagel, Caitlin D., Assessing learning disabilities: Effectiveness of the
symbol language and communication battery (SLCB). Master of Arts (Psychology), May
2000, 123 pp., 12 tables, references, 58 titles.
This study examined whether the Symbol Language and Communication Battery
(SLCB), a measure of learning disabilities (Lds), could identify children with Lds. In
addition, possible behavioral differences were examined between unidentified and
identified children. Eighty-five students (26 with school identified Lds; 59 unidentified)
in the 4th and 5th grade participated in the study. Results indicated that the SLCB has
good potential as a supplemental/screening measure of Lds. The SLCB was most
effective in identifying children when SLCB diagnoses were restricted to the areas of
reading, math, and writing. This study also found that teachers reported more behavioral
problems in children with an SLCB diagnosis than children without a diagnosis, whereas
unidentified children with SCLB diagnoses reported more behavioral problems than
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Schraufnagel, Caitlin D. Assessing Learning Disabilities: Effectiveness of the Symbol Language and Communication Battery (SLCB), thesis, May 2000; Denton, Texas. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc2501/m1/2/: accessed January 17, 2018), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; .