ERIC Number: ED172473
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1979-Apr
Reference Count: 0
A Look at the Memory Performance of Retarded and Normal Children Utilizing the Levels of Processing Framework.
Lupart, Judy L.; Mulcahy, Robert F.
Memory performance differences of mental age matched (9-12 years) educable mentally retarded (EMR) (n=56) and normal (n=56) children were examined in two experiments using the F. Craik and R. Lockhart levels of processing framework. In experiment 1, Ss were randomly assigned to an incidental, intentional, or planned intentional learning condition, to determine the effect on recall, as well as to explore metamemorial abilities and memory strategy usage. In experiment 2, heart rate was additionally recorded during task performance (incidental condition) to examine the possibility of an attention deficit affecting EMR performance. Although all Ss displayed recall improvement over levels and learning conditions, the generally inferior performance of EMRs did not appear to be due to attention deficit. (SBH)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Educational Research Association (San Francisco, California, April, 1979, Session 24.07)