Comparison of conditioning impairments in children with Down syndrome, autistic spectrum disorders and mental age-matched controls.

@article{Reed2011ComparisonOC,
  title={Comparison of conditioning impairments in children with Down syndrome, autistic spectrum disorders and mental age-matched controls.},
  author={Phil Reed and L Staytom and Samantha M Stott and Roberto Truzoli},
  journal={Journal of intellectual disability research : JIDR},
  year={2011},
  volume={55 10},
  pages={
          988-97
        }
}
BACKGROUND This study investigated the relative ease of learning across four tasks suggested by an adaptation of Thomas's hierarchy of learning in children with Down syndrome, autism spectrum disorders and mental age-matched controls. METHODS Learning trials were carried out to investigate observational learning, instrumental learning, reversal learning and conditional discrimination. RESULTS The sample with autism spectrum disorders performed worse than the other two groups on the… CONTINUE READING

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