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ERIC Number: EJ854703
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009
Pages: 11
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 0
ISSN: ISSN-0891-4222
Memory Profiles in Children with Mild Intellectual Disabilities: Strengths and Weaknesses
Van der Molen, Mariet J.; Van Luit, Johannes E. H.; Jongmans, Marian J.; Van der Molen, Maurits W.
Research in Developmental Disabilities: A Multidisciplinary Journal, v30 n6 p1237-1247 Nov-Dec 2009
Strengths and weaknesses in short-term memory (STM) and working memory (WM) were identified in children with mild intellectual disabilities (MID) by comparing their performance to typically developing children matched on chronological age (CA children) and to younger typically developing children with similar mental capacities (MA children). Children with MID performed less well on all measures compared to the CA children. Relative to the MA children, especially verbal WM was weak. Subsequent analyses yielded distinct MID subgroups each with specific memory strengths and weaknesses. These findings hold implications for the demands imposed on children with MID in education and daily life. (Contains 4 tables.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
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Language: English
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