ERIC Number: ED176482
Record Type: RIE
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Intellectual Acceleration in Normal and Down's Syndrome Children Through Infant Stimulation and Language Training.
Drash, Philip W.; Stolberg, Arnold L.
The effects of stimulation and language training on the intellectual acceleration of seven normal and Down's Syndrome infants were studied. Intervention consisted of the operant conditioning of linguistic, social, self-help, and motor skills, and the training of parents in child management and child development topics. Among other things, it was found that, by the age of 1 year, all Ss were between two and three standard deviations above the expected mean IQ scores for their respective reference groups. The continued acceleration of intellectual development was demonstrated in all Ss by increasing IQ scores in the first year while in treatment, and through a full year of followup for the normal Ss. (DLS)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
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Authoring Institution: Florida State Mental Health Inst., Tampa.