Observing executive activity in a simple assembly task

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    Abstract

    Performance of a group of adult trainees in a workshop for mentally retarded persons and that of an equivalent-MA group of third-grade children was observed in a toy construction task. Performances were video taped and subsequently coded for executive activity and other classes of behavior. A range of executive activities was identified, and these proved to be a powerful influence in discriminating between the groups. Other analyses of event sequences examined where executive activity occurred and which types of events typically followed such activity.

    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)642-649
    Number of pages8
    JournalAmerican Journal of Mental Deficiency
    Volume89
    Issue number6
    Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 1985

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