ERIC Number: ED163713
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1978-Apr
A Developmental Study of Concept Usage by Mentally Retarded Children. Final Report.
Reiss, Rosalind; Reiss, Philip
The development of concept usage was studied in 120 normal, mildly retarded, and moderately retarded children. A forced-choice match-to-standard task was used, with the equivalence matches compared with the Ss' explanations of their choices. Among the findings were that performance was related to the stimulus condition (competing versus noncompeting) as well as to mental age and IQ levels, and that appropriate verbal explanations were related to IQ and mental age. Results suggested that mentally handicapped childrens' difficulty is not in applying a construct, but in stating the concept underlying the response. (Author/DLS)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Bureau of Education for the Handicapped (DHEW/OE), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Yeshiva Univ., New York, NY. Ferkauf Graduate School of Humanities and Social Sciences.