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NCJ Number: 89564 Find in a Library
Title: Learning Disability and Neuropsychological Impairment in Adjudicated, Unincarcerated Male Delinquents
Journal: Journal of the American Academy of Child Psychiatry  Volume:22  Issue:1  Dated:(1983)  Pages:40-46
Author(s): D M Robbins; J C Beck; R Pries; D Jacobs; C Smith
Date Published: 1983
Page Count: 7
Sponsoring Agency: Ford Foundation
New York, NY 10017
Grant Number: 775-0089; 785-0484
Format: Article
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: This study of 25 adjudicated, nonincarcerated delinquent boys found that many of the youths were neuropsychologically impaired.
Abstract: The youths were tested for physical, psychiatric, intellectual, academic, perceptual, and motor functioning. The results showed that the youths showed impairment in many of the areas tested. Learning disabilities, personality disorders, and conduct disorders were very common. No relationship between neuropsychological impairment and family background or social performance was found. The paper discusses implications of these findings for understanding and treating delinquents. Tables, footnotes, and about 40 references are included. (Author abstract modified)
Index Term(s): Learning disabilities; Male juvenile delinquents; Neurological disorders
Note: A preliminary version of this paper was presented at the 1978 Annual Meeting of the American Psychological Association in Toronto, Canada.
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