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ERIC Number: EJ1027463
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2014
Pages: 14
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ISSN: ISSN-0009-3920
Local and Global Processing in Blind and Sighted Children in a Naming and Drawing Task
Puspitawati, Ira; Jebrane, Ahmed; Vinter, Annie
Child Development, v85 n3 p1077-1090 May-Jun 2014
This study investigated the spatial analysis of tactile hierarchical patterns in 110 early-blind children aged 6-8 to 16-18 years, as compared to 90 blindfolded sighted children, in a naming and haptic drawing task. The results revealed that regardless of visual status, young children predominantly produced local responses in both tasks, whereas the production of integrated responses emerged later. Development of local and global processing seems to proceed similarly in the two populations, but local processing continued to occur at high levels over a larger age range in the blind. The possibility of visual mediation is pointed out, as totally blind children tended to process information locally more often than blind children with minimal light perception.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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