Heidi M. Feldman

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  • Phonological memory and vocabulary learning in children with focal lesions BRAIN AND LANGUAGE Gupta, P., MacWhinney, B., Feldman, H. A., Sacco, K. 2003; 87 (2): 241-252

    Abstract:

    Eleven children with early focal lesions were compared with 70 age-matched controls to assess their performance in repeating non-words, in learning new words, and in immediate serial recall, a triad of abilities that are believed to share a dependence on serial ordering mechanisms (e.g.,; ). Results for the experimental group were also compared with other assessments previously reported for the same children by. The children with brain injury showed substantial impairment relative to controls in the experimental tasks, in contrast with relatively unimpaired performance on measures of vocabulary and non-verbal intelligence. The relationships between word learning, non-word repetition, and immediate serial recall were similar to those observed in several other populations. These results support previous reports that there are persistent processing impairments following early brain injury, despite developmental plasticity. They also suggest that word learning, non-word repetition, and immediate serial recall may be relatively demanding tasks, and that their relationship is a fundamental aspect of the cognitive system.

    View details for DOI 10.1016/S0093-934X(03)00094-4

    View details for Web of Science ID 000186485600003

    View details for PubMedID 14585293

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