Teacher ratings of hyperactivity in learning-disabled, emotionally disturbed, and mentally retarded children

Michael H. Epstein, Douglas Cullinan, Kenneth D. Gadow

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Teachers of LD, ED, MR, and nonhandicapped pupils rated their pupils on the Abbreviated Teacher Rating Scale, a measure used to assess hyperactivity. The prevalence, distribution, and pattern of hyperactivity within and among these groups were analyzed. Age and sex differences were also studied. The findings are discussed in relation to cross-cultural research on hyperactivity and are integrated into research on the behavioral characteristics of mildly handicapped pupils.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)219-229
Number of pages11
JournalJournal of Special Education
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - Jul 1986


ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Education
  • Rehabilitation

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