Date of Award
College of Liberal Arts
Type of Degree
Leonard J. Deutsch
This study evaluated the effectiveness of the Grooved Pegboard Test (GPT) at identifying learning disabled (LD) children between the ages of 9 and 16. Fifty-six children were involved in the study: 27 in the LD group and 29 in the non-LD group. All subjects had a full scale IQ that fell in the 80 to 120 range. A battery of neurological tests was administered to all subjects and the data gleaned from each test was individually analyzed. Findings showed that the administration of the Grooved Pegboard Test produced statistically significant results in determining LD when subjects used their dominant hand in completing the task. Further research considerations suggest that the outliers should be investigated to see if they have neurological deficits.
Learning ability – Measurement.
Learning disabilities – Diagnosis.
Halstead-Reitan Neuropsychological Test Battery.
Earley, Aimee H., "The grooved pegboard test with LD and Non-LD children" (2000). Theses, Dissertations and Capstones. 1610.