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ERIC Number: EJ793695
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008
Pages: 11
Abstractor: Author
Reference Count: 28
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-0264-6196
Psychological Characteristics of Children with Visual Impairments: Learning, Memory and Imagery
Pring, Linda
British Journal of Visual Impairment, v26 n2 p159-169 2008
The performance of children (and sometimes adults) with visual impairments (VI) on a range of tasks that reflect learning, memory and mental imagery is considered in this article. Sometimes the evidence suggests that there are impairments in performance in comparison with typically developing children with vision, and sometimes some advantages emerge. The author's aim is to describe some of her own and others' findings and explore what they tell us about the cognitive characteristics of such children, so that progress with practical interventions can be advanced through understanding. The article starts by focusing on social-cognitive development and in particular considers the potential benefits of language in that development. This is followed by a review of some studies of learning and memory performance which provide a coherent picture of development without vision and finally ends with a consideration of spatial mental imagery. (Contains 3 figures.)
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Publication Type: Information Analyses; Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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