ERIC Number: ED068169
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1972
Reference Count: 0
Visual Preferences of Down's Syndrome and Normal Infants.
Miranda, Simon B.; Fantz, Robert L.
The differential visual responses of 20 Down's Syndrome and 20 normal infants (CA 8 months) to 13 pairs of visual targets were compared. Although DS subjects generally looked longer at the stimuli than normal subjects, they showed a response differential in only 3 stimulus pairs compared to 11 for the normals. Six of the stimulus pairs elicited significant DS-normal differences--differences related to type of stimulus variation that could not in all cases be due to possible differences in acuity. The results suggest the value of this approach for studying early perceptual-cognitive development in defective infants and point to an early relationship between visual-attentional responses and intellectual potential. (Author)
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Sponsor: National Institutes of Health (DHEW), Bethesda, MD.
Authoring Institution: Case Western Reserve Univ., Cleveland, OH.
Note: A shorter version of this paper was presented at the biennial meeting of the Society for Research in Child Development (Minneapolis, Minn. April 1-4, 1971)