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Table 1 Demographic characteristics and mean scores on each EDI domain by special needs or needs further assessment

From: Are the special educational needs of children in their first year in primary school in Ireland being identified: a cross-sectional study

  Typically developing Special needs Needs further assessment
Number (% total population)* 898 (67) 83 (6) 132 (10)
% Boys 53 68 66
Age in years Mean (SD) 5.39 (.40) 5.55 (.52) 5.37 (.43)
% English as a second language 11 17 15
Vulnerable in one or more domain 17% 78% 69%
Domain scores Mean (SD) Mean (SD) Mean (SD)
Physical well-being 8.99 (1.21) 6.48 (2.24) 7.13 (1.92)
Social competence 8.47 (1.66) 5.91 (2.18) 6.37 (2.01)
Emotional maturity 7.98 (1.44) 5.94 (1.82) 6.17 (1.81)
Language and cognitive development 8.96 (1.50) 6.54 (2.68) 7.16 (2.37)
Communication and general knowledge 7.91 (2.53) 3.82 (2.98) 4.54 (2.83)
  1. *Data on assessment needs were not available on 231 children who did not have a Special Need.