ERIC Number: ED048683
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1970
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Retardate and Non-Retardate Concept Usage Performance: Abstraction Ability, Number of Referents and Item Familiarity. Papers and Reports, Volume 1, Number 5.
Blount, William R.
To determine concept usage performance of the mentally handicapped when confronted with familiar items used in the concept usage tasks, 32 common concepts were presented to 25 educable mentally handicapped and 22 non-retarded subjects. From the responses to this number of referents task, a concept usage task was constructed which required choosing the three, of five, pictures that went together on a given card (one card per concept) as well as giving a verbal label for the concept. Results indicated that there were no significant differences between the groups on abstraction ability, on any of three measures from the number or referents task, or on the number of items correctly chosen in the concept usage task. It was noted that non-retarded subjects did, however, appropriately label significantly more of the concepts in the concept usage task. The report is volume 1, number 5 of Papers and Reports from Institute III: Exceptional Children and Adults, University of South Florida. (Author/CD)
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Authoring Institution: University of South Florida, Tampa. Institute III: Exceptional Children and Adults.
Identifiers - Location: Florida