ERIC Number: ED225342
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1982-Aug
Reference Count: 0
Attention and Private Speech in Learning Disabled Children.
Copeland, Anne P.; Reiner, Ellen Milenko
In a study of the significance of private speech, 11 learning disabled (LD) and 16 non LD children (mean age 10 years) were given several cognitive tasks, and their private speech during play and school work was assessed. LD Ss performed less well on the cognitive tasks than non LD Ss. Children who used high rates of private speech performed in a more immature manner on the cognitive tasks, supporting the notion that private speech is related to cognitive development and not just chronological age. When experimental conditions were varied, Ss talked more when alone in a room than when an adult was present, and they tended to talk more in academic-task than in play conditions. (Author/CL)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: Private Speech
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Psychological Association (Washington, DC, August 23-27, 1982).