ERIC Number: ED101526
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1972-May
Reference Count: N/A
Direction Following of Retarded and Nonretarded Adolescents: A Comparative Study. Working Paper No. 271.
Lent, James R.; And Others
Ability to follow imperatives with one to five separate directives was measured in 18 retarded (mean IQ 50) and 18 nonretarded adolescents. Recorded were the number and sequence of directions correctly followed as well as the types of errors made. The retarded adolescent demonstrated deficiencies in following two, three, and four directives, while the scores on one and five directives were not significantly different in the two groups. The retarded group scored lower on sequential performance of directive, suggesting possible differences in the two groups' acquisition strategies. (CL)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Parsons State Hospital and Training Center, KS.