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ERIC Number: ED216483
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1981
Pages: 12
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: 0
Language and Activity of Hyperactive and Comparison Children During Listening Tasks.
Zentall, Sydney S.
Thirteen hyperactive and 13 control preschoolers participated in an examination of language and activity during listening tasks. Ss were administered three forms of the referential communication task. Their activity was recorded by a motion recorder strapped to the Ss' nondominant wrist and by observation. Transcriptions of the Ss' verbalizations during tasks were made according to productivity, dysfluencies, impulsive responses, commentary, nonwords, questions, and self guiding comments. Hyperactive Ss were more verbally and nonverbally active than control Ss during transitions between tasks and during the performance of listening tasks. However, task related movements failed to differentiate population groups. Results suggested that verbal activity was a supplementary form of self-generated stimulation. Verbal behavior of hyperactive Ss was characterized by proportionately more of the nonelicited language unrelated to the task and by greater dysfluency, but only during the referential communication tasks and training. (CL)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
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Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
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