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Sensory integration and learning disabilities: Ayres' factor analyses reappraised.

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posted on 2023-02-06, 00:40 authored by Robert CumminsRobert Cummins
Between 1965 and 1987 Ayres published eight papers that contain among them 10 multivariate analyses that bear upon her conception of sensory integration. These analyses purport to have identified factors that emerge from the scores of children with learning disabilities but not from the scores of academically nondisabled children. A reappraisal of these analyses in combination finds no support for this claim. As a consequence, these data provide no validity for either the diagnostic procedures or the remedial programs for children with learning disabilities that have been derived from this work.

History

Journal

Journal of learning disabilities

Volume

24

Pagination

160-168

Location

United States

ISSN

0022-2194

eISSN

1538-4780

Language

English

Publication classification

C1.1 Refereed article in a scholarly journal

Issue

3

Publisher

PRO-ED INC