ERIC Number: EJ1023744
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2014-Mar
Abstractor: As Provided
Children with Chromosome 22q11.2 Deletion Syndrome Exhibit Impaired Spatial Working Memory
Wong, Ling M.; Riggins, Tracy; Harvey, Danielle; Cabaral, Margarita; Simon, Tony J.
American Journal on Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities, v119 n2 p115-132 Mar 2014
Individuals with chromosome 22q11.2 deletion syndrome (22q11.2DS) have been shown to have impairments in processing spatiotemporal information. The authors examined whether children with 22q11.2DS exhibit impairments in spatial working memory performance due to these weaknesses, even when controlling for maintenance of attention. Children with 22q11.2DS ("n" = 47) and typically developing controls ("n" = 49) ages 6-15 years saw images within a grid and after a delay, then indicated the positions of the images in the correct temporal order. Children with 22q11.2DS made more spatial and temporal errors than controls. Females with 22q11.2DS made more spatial and temporal errors than males. These results extend findings of impaired spatiotemporal processing into the memory domain in 22q11.2DS by documenting their influence on working memory performance.
Descriptors: Mental Retardation, Genetic Disorders, Spatial Ability, Short Term Memory, Cognitive Processes, Neurological Impairments, Children, Attention, Visual Stimuli, Gender Differences
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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