Learning disability: An inability to sustain attention

R. O. Pihl, Ray Niaura

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Abstract

Administered a complex reaction time task to 47 learning‐disabled and 41 control children, aged 8 to 10 ½. The preparatory interval between a warning and act light was manipulated for length and regularity. Groups differed only as a function of number of trials. It appears that the inability to sustain attention over time, rather than momentary inattentiveness, distinguished the two groups.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)632-634
Number of pages3
JournalJournal of Clinical Psychology
Volume38
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - Jul 1982

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Arts and Humanities (miscellaneous)
  • Clinical Psychology

Fingerprint Dive into the research topics of 'Learning disability: An inability to sustain attention'. Together they form a unique fingerprint.

  • Cite this