ERIC Number: ED363023
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1993-Mar-27
Free and Cued Recall Memory Performance in Children with Attention Deficit-Hyperactivity Disorder.
Hager, Lisa D.
This study investigated the effects of organization at input and cued retrieval on the free- and cued-recall memory performance of children (all male and between the ages of 8 and 12) with and without attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). Children with ADHD (N=20) recalled significantly fewer words/pictures than children without ADHD (N=25) under free and cued recall, and under conditions of low and high organization at input. The two groups did not differ on a measure of clustering. Equivalent clustering scores for the two groups indicate that both groups of children used category membership at encoding and retrieval. Children without ADHD, however, were thought to be engaging in more active retrieval strategies than ADHD children. (Contains 24 references.) (PB)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Inst. of Child Health and Human Development (NIH), Bethesda, MD.
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the Society for Research in Child Development (New Orleans, LA, March 27, 1993).