Portland State University Department of Speech Communication
Date of Award
Master of Science (M.S.) in Speech Communication
1 online resource (82 p.)
Children -- Language, Children with mental disabilities -- Language, Short-term memory
The purpose of the present study was to investigate the presence or absence of a phonological recoding strategy in the mentally retarded population by using a memory matching exercise with visual stimuli. Pictures of common objects were divided into eight pictures with names that sound alike (homophonous) and eight with names that do not sound alike (non-homophonous). The null hypothesis tested was:
No statistically significant difference will be found between mentally retarded and normal subjects in the development and use of a phonological recoding strategy for a short-term memory task, when the subjects are matched for receptive vocabulary age.
Bartels, Mary Jo, "Development and use of a phonological recoding strategy for a short-term memory task by normal and mentally retarded subjects" (1978). Dissertations and Theses. Paper 2774.