ERIC Number: ED210839
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1980
Reference Count: N/A
Automatization and Basic Fact Performance of Normal and Learning Disabled Children. Technical Report # 10.
Garnett, Katherine; Fleischner, Jeannette E.
The relationship between automatization ability (the tendency for repetitive routine aspects of behavior to become so overlearned that a minimum of conscious effort and attention is necessary for rapid efficient execution), as measured by the Rapid Automatic Naming (RAN) Test, and proficiency in arithmetic basic fact computation was investigated with 120 learning disabled and 120 nondisabled children ages 8 to 13 years. Sixty Ss in each group were designated as either younger or older. Significant correlations were obtained between RAN performance and arithmetic proficiency for both the learning disabled and nondisabled groups. In addition, learning disabled Ss were found to be less proficient in simple computation and slower on RAN than their nondisabled peers at both younger and older age levels. (Author/SB)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Special Education (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Columbia Univ., New York, NY. Research Inst. for the Study of Learning Disabilities.