Self-regulatory behaviors in children with Down syndrome and typically developing children measured using the Goodman Lock Box

Gilmore, Linda, Cuskelly, Monica, & Hayes, Alan (2003) Self-regulatory behaviors in children with Down syndrome and typically developing children measured using the Goodman Lock Box. Research in Developmental Disabilities, 24(2), pp. 95-108.

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Self-regulation has been identified as an area of difficulty for those with mental retardation. The Goodman Lock Box provides measures of two critical aspects of self-regulation – planfulness and maintenance of goal-directed behavior. In this study, the Lock Box performance of 25 children with Down syndrome was compared with that of 43 typically developing children, matched for mental age (24-36 months). Children in both groups showed similar levels of competence, planfulness and distractibility. However, children with Down syndrome displayed more task-avoidant behavior. Some issues related to the measurements obtained from the Lock Box are raised.

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ID Code: 18226
Item Type: Journal Article
Refereed: Yes
DOI: 10.1016/s0891-4222(03)00012-x
ISSN: 0891-4222
Divisions: Current > Research Centres > Office of Education Research
Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Faculty of Education
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2003 Elsevier
Copyright Statement: Reproduced in accordance with the copyright policy of the publisher
Deposited On: 24 Feb 2009 05:49
Last Modified: 10 Aug 2011 14:34

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