The purpose of this study is to explore the predictive value of working memory to determine students with learning disabilities (LD) as an alternative way of the discrepancy criterion which requires a long time waiting for academic achievement indicators in later educational levels. The sample of this study consisted of 110 fifth grader students in the State of Kuwait including 55 students with LD and 55 students without LD as classified through discrepancy criterion procedures. Different instruments were used in this study: Raven's Progressive Matrix Test, Diagnostic Rating Scales of Learning Disabilities, and Working Memory Test. Results indicated that there were statistically significant differences among students with LD and those without LD. Moreover, findings showed that working memory can be used to provide a predictive formula of how likely a student should be assigned as a case without LD in contrast with being a case with LD.Additionally, results indicated that there were statistically significant differences among students without LD and all other groups with LD in some dimensions of working memory scale
الغريب, رباب and صمادي, عبدالله
"Utilizing Working Memory in Determining Fifth Primary Grade Students with Learning Disabilities in Kuwait,"
Jadara Journal For Research and Studies: Vol. 2, Article 3.
Available at: https://digitalcommons.aaru.edu.jo/jadara/vol2/iss1/3