Attention to people versus objects by children with Down syndrome was examined. Subjects were presented with situations in which the primary focus alternated between an object stimulus (a toy) and a social stimulus (a singing experimenter). The children with Down syndrome monitored their environment in the same manner as did MA-matched typically developing children during object mastery and had a more focused attention style during social mastery. Reasons for this difference in attention across the two situations were discussed.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Number of pages||9|
|Journal||American Journal on Mental Retardation|
|State||Published - 1994|
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Health Professions(all)