Levels of processing in mild disabilities

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dc.contributor.advisor Poteet, James A. en_US
dc.contributor.author Al-Hilawani, Yasser A. en_US
dc.date.accessioned 2011-06-03T19:22:26Z
dc.date.available 2011-06-03T19:22:26Z
dc.date.created 1994 en_US
dc.date.issued 1994
dc.identifier LD2489.Z64 1994 .A44 en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://cardinalscholar.bsu.edu/handle/handle/174751
dc.description.abstract This study examined the effects of the second level (intermediate acoustical processing of rhyming words) and the third level (deep-semantic processing of words in sentences) of "levels of processing" framework on memory performance of four types of students (52 "normal" students, 50 students with learning disabilities, 25 students with mild mental handicap, and 25 students with emotional handicap). Statistical analysis revealed that "normal" students and students with emotional handicap performed significantly higher than students with mild mental handicap. However, the analysis did not reveal significant differences among "normal" students, students with learning disabilities, and students with emotional handicap. Nor were there significant differences between students with learning disabilities and those with mild mental handicap. Further, the statistical analysis revealed that the interaction among the four groups of students, encoding levels of processing, and types of retrieval cues was not significant. However, a significant interaction was found between types of retrieval cues and encoding levels of processing. The data on the memory test showed that the mean number correct for all students was the highest when stimulus words were presented and encoded semantically and retrieved using a congruent semantic cue. A mismatch between encoding processing conditions and retrieval cues produced poor memory performance regardless of levels of processing. The findings indicate that appropriate use of levels of processing, congruity, and encoding specificity for retrieval cues enhances recall of information. Recommendations for classroom instructions and future research are discussed. en_US
dc.description.sponsorship Department of Special Education
dc.format.extent vii, 149 leaves : ill. ; 28 cm. en_US
dc.source Virtual Press en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Short-term memory. en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Children with mental disabilities. en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Mentally ill children. en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Learning, Psychology of. en_US
dc.title Levels of processing in mild disabilities en_US
dc.description.degree Thesis (D. Ed.) en_US
dc.identifier.cardcat-url http://liblink.bsu.edu/catkey/917826 en_US
dc.identifier.cardcat-url http://liblink.bsu.edu/uhtbin/catkey/1837774


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