ERIC Number: ED213199
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1981-Sep
Reference Count: 0
Memory in Learning Disabled Children: Strategy Use, Self-Monitoring, and Metamemory.
Moely, Barbara E.; And Others
The present study attempted to identify factors associated with memory deficits in 36 learning disabled and 36 normal children in grades 3 and 5. Ss were given free and serial recall tasks and interviewed about their understanding of memory processes. Deficits in the recall of the learning disabled children were found, as expected. Examination of interview responses and study behaviors during recall led to the proposal that learning disabled children, although they have knowledge of strategy use and task demands in free and serial recall equivalent to that of average readers, lack general awareness of memory and variables affecting memory, and are less likely to monitor their own state of knowledge by using appropriate self testing strategies during study. (Author/DB)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Psychological Association (Los Angeles, CA, September, 1981).