Preserving the Past: An Early Interview Improves Delayed Event Memory in Children With Intellectual Disabilities

  title={Preserving the Past: An Early Interview Improves Delayed Event Memory in Children With Intellectual Disabilities},
  author={Deirdre A. Brown and Charlie N Lewis and Michael E. Lamb},
  journal={Child Development},
  pages={1031 - 1047}
The influence of an early interview on children's (N = 194) later recall of an experienced event was examined in children with mild and moderate intellectual disabilities (CWID; 7–12 years) and typically developing (TD) children matched for chronological (7–12 years) or mental (4–9 years) age. Children previously interviewed were more informative, more accurate, and less suggestible. CWID (mild) recalled as much information as TD mental age matches, and were as accurate as TD chronological age… 

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