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Mechanisms of verbal memory impairment in four neurodevelopmental disorders.

Authors
  • Nichols, Sharon
  • Jones, Wendy
  • Roman, Mary J
  • Wulfeck, Beverly
  • Delis, Dean C
  • Reilly, Judy
  • Bellugi, Ursula
Type
Published Article
Journal
Brain and language
Publication Date
Feb 01, 2004
Volume
88
Issue
2
Pages
180–189
Identifiers
PMID: 14965540
Source
Medline
License
Unknown

Abstract

Profiles of verbal learning and memory performance were compared for typically developing children and for four developmental disorders characterized by different patterns of language functioning: specific language impairment, early focal brain damage, Williams Syndrome, and Down Syndrome. A list-learning task was used that allowed a detailed examination of the process of verbal learning, recall, and recognition (California Verbal Learning Test--Children's Version). Distinct patterns of performance characterized the four disorders. These patterns were consistent with the language deficits typically seen in the disorders, with the exception of a dissociation seen in Williams Syndrome.

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