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Title: The development of number concepts in children with differing degrees of spina bifida and hydrocephalus
Author: Parfitt, Vernon
ISNI:       0000 0001 3467 348X
Awarding Body: Loughborough University of Technology
Current Institution: Loughborough University
Date of Award: 1979
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The main contributions of the work in this thesis are summarised in testing the following hypotheses: (i) children with differing degrees of spina bifida and hydrocephalus pass through normal stages in the development of number concepts as postulated by Piaget; (ii) spina bifida children without a shunt are significantly more successful overall in Piagetian number tests than those with; (iii) there is a significant negative correlation between operativity in the Piagetian number tests and degree of overall handicap as reflected by the Pultibec Scale; (iv) spina bifida boys are significantly more successful educationally, particularly with respect to the development of number concepts, than spina bifida girls; (v) spina bifida children have specific perceptual problems; (vi) the well-attested progress in pre-school spina bifida children's acquisition of vocabulary skills is not maintained thereafter to the same extent; (vii) the level of reading attainment of spina bifida children overall is below normal at each age level.
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Qualification Name: Thesis (Ph.D.) Qualification Level: Doctoral
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