Self-report of family histories of learning difficulties

D. C. Schachter, I. B. Pless, Maggie Bruck

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Self-reports of learning difficulties by parents of reading disabled children may be inflated because of recall bias. A retrospective study of the association between specific reading disabilities and familial reports of learning difficulties indicated the relative odds of being reading disabled for those whose relatives reported learning difficulties compared with children whose relatives did not report learning difficulties was statistically significant if fathers or siblings reported learning difficulties. No significant association was found between mothers' self-reports of learning difficulties and a diagnosis of specific learning disabilities in their children. The results support the association between specific reading disabilities and self-reported histories of academic problems in the father or siblings, but not in mothers of learning disabled children. The results suggest that reports of learning difficulties among mothers of reading disabled children may be inflated because of recall bias.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)29-32
Number of pages4
JournalCanadian journal of psychiatry. Revue canadienne de psychiatrie
Volume37
Issue number1
StatePublished - 1992
Externally publishedYes

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Self Report
Learning
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Disabled Children
Mothers
Fathers
Siblings
Learning Disorders
Retrospective Studies
Parents
Odds Ratio

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Self-report of family histories of learning difficulties. / Schachter, D. C.; Pless, I. B.; Bruck, Maggie.

In: Canadian journal of psychiatry. Revue canadienne de psychiatrie, Vol. 37, No. 1, 1992, p. 29-32.

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