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Ho"er kortikale funksies by kinders met 'n aandagsgebreksteurnis en spesifieke leergestremdhede

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dc.contributor.author Du Toit GP en
dc.date.accessioned 2016-09-22T09:52:14Z
dc.date.available 2016-09-22T09:52:14Z
dc.date.created 1983 en
dc.date.submitted 1986 en
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/20.500.11892/63073
dc.description.abstract Tests the hypothesis that minimal brain dysfunction has its basis in higher cortical dysfunctions as assessed within the context of neuropsychological investigations. In order to perform the study, two measures of neuropsychological functioning, the Luria-Nebraska neuropsychological investigation for children and the Majovski determination of higher cortical functions in children and adolescents were subjected to a delineation of their validity within the South African context. Subsequently these tests were applied to two groups of children with organic brain damage, a group of children diagnosed as having minimal brain dysfunction, a group of children with emotional disturbance, and a group of normal children. It was postulated that children with minimal brain dysfunction would show less higher cortical dysfunction than the two groups of children with organic brain damage, but more higher cortical dysfunction than the normal children, and the children with emotional disturbance. The validation procedure indicated that both measures of neuropsychological functioning have adequate validity, in terms of construct validity, its criterion related validity and its factorial validity. After the examination of the five groups of children with the two neuropsychological measures, the results were statistically analysed. The central hypothesis of the study was not confirmed. Significant differences were found to exist between the two groups of children with organic brain damage on the one hand, and the groups of children with minimal brain dysfunction, emotional disturbances and the normal children on the other hand. en
dc.language Afrikaans en
dc.subject Psychology en
dc.subject Clinical psychology en
dc.title Ho"er kortikale funksies by kinders met 'n aandagsgebreksteurnis en spesifieke leergestremdhede en
dc.type Doctoral degree en
dc.description.degree DLitt et Phil en


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