ERIC Number: ED175227
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1979
Reference Count: 0
Visual Search in Learning Disabled and Hyperactive Boys.
McIntyre, Curtis W.; And Others
Twelve learning disabled (LD), 12 learning disabled hyperactive (LDH) and 12 hyperactive (H) boys (6-11 years old) participated in an investigation of selective attention. Ss were asked to search for a target letter embedded within an array of noise letters. Two variations were included: one involving a simultaneous search for four possible target letters, the other involving a physical dissimilarity between the target and noise letters. Results indicated that latencies of the LD and LDH Ss were significantly longer than those of control Ss. The latencies of the H Ss were not longer than those of control Ss. Results supported Ross's suggestion that a deficit in selective attention is characteristic of LD Ss but not H Ss. (Author/CL)
Descriptors: Attention, Children, Elementary Education, Exceptional Child Research, Hyperactivity, Learning Disabilities, Performance Factors
Curtis W. McIntyre, Ph.D., Department of Psychology, Southern Methodist University, Dallas, Texas 75275
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Southern Methodist Univ., Dallas, TX. Dept. of Psychology.