ERIC Number: ED217681
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1982-Mar
Reference Count: 0
Sentence Demonstration Ability in Learning Disabled and Normal College Students: Analysis of Presentation Mode, Sentence Length, and Meaningfulness Effects.
Kee, Daniel W.; And Others
A sentence demonstration task was used to examine the information processing skills of 14 normal and 14 learning disabled college students. The effects of sentence meaningfulness (meaningful vs. nonsense), sentence length (two vs. four vs. six vs. eight items), and presentation mode (words vs. logographs) were evaluated. A Population Membership by Sentence Length interaction was detected and indicated that performance differences between the populations, favoring the normal Ss, emerged on long sentences. Effects of sentence type and presentation mode were similar in the two populations. Differences in short term memory processing were hypothesized to account for the population differences. (Author)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
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Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Educational Research Association (New York, NY, March 19-23, 1982).