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ERIC Number: ED529217
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2011
Pages: 116
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 0
ISBN: ISBN-978-1-1245-9477-4
The Impact of Visual Memory Deficits on Academic Achievement in Children and Adolescents
Larsen, Jessica Maria
ProQuest LLC, Ph.D. Dissertation, The University of Utah
Memory assessment can often alert practitioners and educators to learning problems children may be experiencing. Results of a memory assessment may indicate that a child has a specific memory deficit in verbal memory, visual memory, or both. Deficits in visual or verbal modes of memory could potentially have adverse effects on academic achievement. Past research in the area of memory and academics have shown mixed results, with some studies showing correlations between visual or verbal memory deficits and patterns of academic achievement and other studies showing evidence there is not a predictable pattern. The purpose of the present study was to examine the effects of visual memory deficits upon children's academic achievement in reading, spelling, and arithmetic. Archival data of children's comprehensive neuropsychological evaluations conducted at a private neuropsychology clinic were reviewed and analyzed to determine if children who showed evidence of deficits in visual memory differed significantly on academic achievement measures from a comparison group of children who did not have visual or verbal memory deficits. Overall, the results of this study found that individuals with visual memory deficits showed significantly weaker performance in arithmetic achievement compared to children without memory deficits. Children with visual memory deficits did not differ significantly from children without memory deficits on reading or spelling achievement. [The dissertation citations contained here are published with the permission of ProQuest LLC. Further reproduction is prohibited without permission. Copies of dissertations may be obtained by Telephone (800) 1-800-521-0600. Web page:]
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Publication Type: Dissertations/Theses - Doctoral Dissertations
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Language: English
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