Gallina, N. B. (1990). Tourette’s Syndrome children: Significant achievement and social behavior variables (Publication No. 9000024) [Doctoral dissertation, City University of New York]. ProQuest Dissertations and Theses Global.

Dissertation

Gallina, N. B. (1990). Tourette’s Syndrome children: Significant achievement and social behavior variables (Publication No. 9000024) [Doctoral dissertation, City University of New York]. ProQuest Dissertations and Theses Global.

Notes

City University of New York

Summary

Accommodation

The test was given under two conditions: Timed, Untimed.

Participants

Eighty-one elementary students were assessed: 27 students with Gilles de la Tourette Syndrome (TS), 27 control students, 27 students with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD).

Dependent Variable

Three assessments were used:òWide Range Achievement Test-Revised (WRAT-R), Arithmetic subtest, Metropolitan Achievement Test (MAT6), Mathematics subtestò ADD-H Comprehensive Teacher Rating Scale (ACTeRS), for evaluating social behavior.

Findings

Subjects with Tourette Syndrome performed poorly on the WRAT-R arithmetic subtest and on the MAT6 under timed conditions but scored in the average range in the untimed condition. Students with Tourette's Syndrome have good social skills and little oppositional behavior when compared to students with ADHD, according to the ACTeRS.