The Luria-Nebraska Neuropsychological Battery-Children's Revision: Validation with Brain-Damaged and Normal Children
Journal of Psychoeducational Assessment
This paper discusses briefly the development and rationale behind the Luria-Nebraska Neuropsychological Battery-Children's Revision. Three investigations are discussed: (a) the development of normative data on a group of 125 normal children between the ages of 96 and 155 months, (b) development of the critical level formula for determining the upper bounds for normal performance given a child's age, and (c) a validation of the ability of the battery to discriminate between normal and brain-injured children selected as a separate sample from that used in the initial investigations. In the third study, a MANOVA as well as subsequent individual t tests indicated highly significant group differences. Counting scores above the patient's critical level (as determined from the formula designed in the second investigation) resulted in correct classification of 89% of the normal children and 79% of the brain-injured children. Methods of interpreting the battery and limitations of the current study are discussed
Gustavson, J. L.,
Golden, C. J.,
Wilkening, G. N.,
Hermann, B. P.,
MacInnes, W. D.
(1984). The Luria-Nebraska Neuropsychological Battery-Children's Revision: Validation with Brain-Damaged and Normal Children. Journal of Psychoeducational Assessment, 2(3), 199-208.
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