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ERIC Number: EJ830962
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2006-Feb
Pages: 19
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 26
ISSN: ISSN-1524-8372
Developmental Change in Processing Speed: Domain Specificity and Stability during Childhood and Adolescence
Kail, Robert V.; Miller, Carol A.
Journal of Cognition and Development, v7 n1 p119-137 Feb 2006
As children develop, they process information more rapidly. The primary aim of this study was to determine whether processing speed in the language domain develops at the same rate as global processing speed. A second aim was to determine the stability of processing speed throughout childhood and adolescence. Children (N = 116) were tested on 10 different speeded tasks at 9 and 14 years of age. Developmental change in processing speed was greater on nonlanguage tasks (sampling global processing speed) than on language tasks. Processing speed was faster on language tasks than on nonlanguage tasks at age 9 but not at age 14. There was evidence of modest continuity in processing speed across the 5-year span. (Contains 5 figures, 2 footnotes and 1 table.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education; Higher Education; Kindergarten
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Iowa
Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: Wechsler Intelligence Scale for Children