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Specialists' Use of Tests and Clinical Judgment in the Diagnosis of Learning Disabilities

Publisher: Learning Disability Quarterly, 6
Page Numbers: 128-138

The purposes of this study were to determine (a) which tests are most frequently used in the identification of learning disabilities, (b) how knowledgeable specialists are about the technical properties of the tests, (c) how knowledgeable professionals are about interpreting discrepancy scores, and (d) what practices are used to safeguard valid diagnoses when psychometrically inadequate tests are used clinically.