ERIC Number: EJ616411
Record Type: CIJE
Publication Date: 2000
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Concept Acquisition in Children with Mild Intellectual Disability: Factors Affecting the Abstraction of Prototypical Information.
Hayes, Brett K.; Conway, Robert N.
Journal of Intellectual and Developmental Disability, v25 n3 p217-34 Sep 2000
A study investigated effects of variations in the number of instances comprising a category on concept acquisition by 31 children (ages 9-14) with mild intellectual disability and 19 controls. Intellectual disability had little effect on ability to abstract a category prototype but did reduce use of exemplar-specific information for recognition. (Contains references.) (Author/CR)
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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