Reports are stating that left and right-handedness is related to cognitive performance. This project is proposing that there are more left-handed students represented in special education compare to the representation in the general population.
In the formation of the background knowledge there is little information comprising populations of left-handed students in special education. Several projects cover cognitive research on left-handedness and the development of left-handed writers.
In the Levander and Levander study, cognitive performance of left-handed people found that males were quicker and made more errors than females in maze performance. The study concluded that males posses a more superior visual-spatial skill. Only the data for the left-handed subjects was analyzed and only the factors of familial sanitarily and strength of handedness was controlled for. In the overall study not a significant difference was found in the ability of male and female left-handed subjects.
Research indicates that being gifted is not an all or none phenomena, stated in the "Profiles of young gifted and normal children." The study states that research was found that showed handedness is related to cognitive performance. This was seen in the spatial abilities of... [continues]
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