ERIC Number: ED021231
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1968-Feb-1
Reference Count: 0
Effects of Grammatical and Associative Structure, Delay Interval, and Activity During Delay on Memory Span of Educable Retarded Children.
Semmel, Melvyn I.; Bennett, Stanley W.
Four types of sentences differing in grammaticalness and amount of association between component words were presented to 80 educable mentally retarded children for recall after varying delay intervals. The children (all male and between the ages of nine and 14) sat quietly during the delay intervals of named numbers from a memory drum. The results showed a significant effect of type of sentence, nature of delay activity (silence versus number naming), and length of delay activity. A significant interaction of length of delay interval by nature of delay activity was also found. The results were interpreted as reflecting inefficient organizational strategies in processing linguistic strings. (Author/DO)
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Sponsor: Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC. Bureau of Research.
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Identifiers: Illinois Test of Psycholinguistic Abilities
Note: Report included in Studies in Language and Language Behavior, Progress Report No. VI.