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169 unselected children were given the WPPSI at 4 1/2 years and the WISC-R at 8 1/2 years. Retrospective data on perinatal risk factors and neurological disease in childhood were collected. Verbal-performance discrepancies at 4 1/2 years were not related to perinatal risk, childhood neurological disease, left-handedness or subsequent reading ability. A weak relationship was found between WISC-R verbal-performance discrepancies and perinatal history. At 8 1/2 years, VIQ correlated much more strongly with reading ability than did PIQ. Consequently, the relationship between verbal-performance discrepancy and specific reading retardation depends critically on how reading retardation is defined. Logical problems concerning the definition of specific reading retardation are discussed.

Type

Journal article

Journal

Cortex

Publication Date

10/1980

Volume

16

Pages

375 - 389

Keywords

Brain Diseases, Child, Child, Preschool, Dyslexia, Functional Laterality, Humans, Retrospective Studies, Risk, Verbal Behavior, Wechsler Scales