Current Pediatric Research

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- Current Pediatric Research (2013) Volume 17, Issue 2

A comparative study of intelligence in urban and rural children with mild mental retardation and dyslexia

Objectives: To assess and compare the level of intelligence in rural and urban male children with mild mental retardation and dyslexia. 120 rural and urban male children in the age group of 10 to 12 years with MMR and dyslexia were assessed and compared by using standard Binet-Kamat intelligence test. The difference in intelligence between urban and rural male MMR and dyslexic children showed a ‘t’ value of 4.33. There was a significant difference in intelligence among urban and rural MMR, urban and rural dyslexic children with a ‘p’ value of < 0.01.

Author(s): Shivalingaiah M, Rangaswamy KB, Sreenivas M

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