The roles of verbal short-term memory and working memory in the acquisition of grammar by children with Williams syndrome.

@article{Robinson2003TheRO,
  title={The roles of verbal short-term memory and working memory in the acquisition of grammar by children with Williams syndrome.},
  author={Byron F. Robinson and Carolyn B. Mervis and Bronwyn W Robinson},
  journal={Developmental neuropsychology},
  year={2003},
  volume={23 1-2},
  pages={13-31}
}
The roles of verbal short-term and working memory were examined in a sample of children with Williams syndrome (mean chronological age 10 years, 2 months) and a sample of grammar-matched children who are developing normally. Forward digit span, nonword repetition, and backward span were all found to be correlated with receptive grammatical ability in the sample of children with Williams syndrome, but not in the sample of children who are developing normally. The relation between working memory… CONTINUE READING

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