ERIC Number: ED112539
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1970-Jan
Reference Count: 0
Attention and Concentration in Trainable Mentally Retarded Children.
Stott, Thomas W.
Evaluated was the effectiveness of the TAC (Training in Attention and Concentration) Program with seven trainable retarded persons, 8- to 20-years-old. Pre- and posttest data were obtained on the Maze-trial test, a picture discrimination test, buttons test, and object sort test. The TAC Program consisted of 10 structured lessons on such tasks as examining objects by touch with eyes closed and matching two objects by similarities and by differences. Results suggested that the more severly retarded Ss worked more diligently as a result of training, that the group demonstrated an increased ability to observe differences in objects, and that Ss increased their ability to form concepts regarding shape, color, and size. (CL)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
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