ERIC Number: ED046161
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1970
Reference Count: 0
A Research and Training Program in Selected Aspects of Lexical and Syntactic Development in the Mentally Retarded: Reversal-Nonreversal Shift. Interim Report.
To investigate the relationship between performance on a word association test and on a reversal/nonreversal shift discrimination task, institutionalized educable mentally handicapped children were tested. The study did not confirm the hypothesis that children who show evidence of rule-mediated performance on the word association test should also show evidence of learning a reversal shift faster than a nonreversal shift. The report was the second part of an interim research report project for Health, Education, and Welfare, (the first part dealt with establishing a conservation as a reliable tool for specifying the level of functioning). Document EC 031 244 outlines the methodology research conducted before testing. (CD)
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Bureau of Education for the Handicapped (DHEW/OE), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Austin State School, TX.