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NCJ Number: 75174 Find in a Library
Title: Psycho-educational Intervention - Implications for Learning and Delinquency
Author(s): L Pope
Date Published: 1977
Page Count: 16
Sponsoring Agency: Eric Document Reproduction Service
Arlington, VA 22210
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United States of America
Type: Program/Project Evaluation
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: This follow-up study of 47 learning disabled children who received psychological and educational intervention focuses on subjects' current reading ability, school status, and involvement with the police.
Abstract: The 47 children had had a median age of nine when they first began attending the Coney Island Hospital Learning Disabilities and Reading Clinic. They had attended at least 50 1-hour tutorial sessions, and participated in therapy groups and crisis intervention. Five of the students were girls. All were from low socio-economic backgrounds. At the time of the followup, the subjects had been away from the clinic for at least two years. Their median age was 15. Findings show that none of the subjects had had a major encounter with the law, 81 percent were now functionally literate, and all were either in school or in paid employment. The results indicate that learning remediation may have an effect on the student that far transcends reading improvement, since the projection for this population was that without intervention about one-third would have had encounters with the law for antisocial behavior. Two tables, 1 figure, and 13 references are included. (Author abstract modified)
Index Term(s): Group therapy; Juvenile delinquency prevention; Learning disabilities; Program evaluation; Remedial education
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