A Note on the Use of the Hiskey-Nebraska Test of Learning Aptitude with Deaf Children This study examined the deaf norms of the Hiskey-Nebraska Test of Learning Aptitude (H-NTLA) (Hiskey, 1966) by comparing the distribution of scores obtained on the H-NTLA with those from the Wechsler Performance Scales (Wechsler, 1955, 1967, 1974) for the same hearing-impaired children. A correlation of .85 was found between the ... Research Article
Research Article  |   January 01, 1985
A Note on the Use of the Hiskey-Nebraska Test of Learning Aptitude with Deaf Children
 
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  • Betty U. Watson is currently aj]iliated with the Department of Speech and Hearing Sciences, Indiana University, Bloomington, IN 47405. Requests for reprints may be sent to her at this address. David E. Goldgar is currently affiliated with the Boys Town National Institute for Communication Disorders in Children, Omaha, NE 68131.
    Betty U. Watson is currently aj]iliated with the Department of Speech and Hearing Sciences, Indiana University, Bloomington, IN 47405. Requests for reprints may be sent to her at this address. David E. Goldgar is currently affiliated with the Boys Town National Institute for Communication Disorders in Children, Omaha, NE 68131.×
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Research Article   |   January 01, 1985
A Note on the Use of the Hiskey-Nebraska Test of Learning Aptitude with Deaf Children
Language, Speech, and Hearing Services in Schools, January 1985, Vol. 16, 53-57. doi:10.1044/0161-1461.1601.53
History: Received June 23, 1983 , Accepted November 3, 1983
 
Language, Speech, and Hearing Services in Schools, January 1985, Vol. 16, 53-57. doi:10.1044/0161-1461.1601.53
History: Received June 23, 1983; Accepted November 3, 1983

This study examined the deaf norms of the Hiskey-Nebraska Test of Learning Aptitude (H-NTLA) (Hiskey, 1966) by comparing the distribution of scores obtained on the H-NTLA with those from the Wechsler Performance Scales (Wechsler, 1955, 1967, 1974) for the same hearing-impaired children. A correlation of .85 was found between the H-NTLA and the Wechsler Performance Scales; however, the H-NTLA yielded a greater number of subjects with extreme scores (i.e., scores <70 and > 119) than the Wechsler scales. These findings indicate the need for caution and convergent evidence in the interpretation of extreme H-NTLA scores in hearing-impaired children.

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