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ERIC Number: ED139132
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1977-Apr
Pages: 27
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: 0
Distraction as a Function of Within-Task Stimulation for Hyperactive and Normal Children.
Zentall, Sydney S.; And Others
To investigate the effects of distraction, task performance with or without within-task color, holding task complexity constant, was assessed with 25 hyperactive Ss and 22 controls (5 to 10 years old). Two visual-motor drawing tasks, one visual concentration task and a combined visual-motor and visual concentration task were given. Error analyses indicated generally poorer performance by hyperactives than normals and, contrary to prediction, on two of the tasks hyperactives performed better without color than with color. Hyperactives tended to perform faster than normals on the visual-motor tasks, but performed slower than normals on tasks involving visual concentration. (IM)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers
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Note: Paper presented at the Annual International Convention, The Council for Exceptional Children (55th, Atlanta, Georgia, April 11-15, 1977)