ERIC Number: ED153392
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1978-May
Reference Count: 0
The Nature of Short-Termed Memory Deficits in Retarded Mongoloid Subjects.
McDade, Hiram L.
A battery of immediate memory tests was given to eight mentally retarded Down's Syndrome Ss, eight controls matched on chronological age (CA), and eight controls matched on mental age (MA). All Ss were required to identify both receptively and expressively 24 items from the Peabody Picture Vocabulary Test. There was no significant difference between the verbal and nonverbal recognition scores for any of the groups during either auditory or visual input; the CA controls were able to recall significantly more words than the MA controls, who in turn recalled significantly more words than the Down's group; however, when the task was shifted to auditory recognition, the CA controls again scored significantly higher than the MA controls but there was no longer a significant difference between the MA controls and the Down's group. (SBH)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers
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Note: Paper presented at the Annual International Convention, The Council for Exceptional Children (56th, Kansas City, Missouri, May 2-5, 1978, Session R10); For related information, see EC 102 131