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Courbois, Yannick, Mengue-Topio, Hursula, Blades, Mark, Farran, Emily K. and Sockeel, Pascal (2019) DESCRIPTION OF ROUTES IN PEOPLE WITH INTELLECTUAL DISABILITY American Journal on Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities, 124 (2). pp. 116-130.

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The ability to describe routes was assessed in participants with intellectual disability (ID) and participants without ID matched on chronological age (CA) or on mental age (MA). In two experiments, participants learned a route through a virtual environment until they reached a learning criterion. Then, they were asked to externalise their spatial knowledge in a verbal description task, a landmark recognition task or a map completion task. Results revealed that participants with ID mainly described the route as a succession of actions (“turn left”) while participants in the CA group prescribed actions referring to a landmark (“turn left at the swing”). Yet, results from the other tasks showed that individuals with ID had good landmark knowledge of the environment.

Item Type: Article
Divisions : Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences > School of Psychology
Authors :
Courbois, Yannick
Mengue-Topio, Hursula
Blades, Mark
Farran, Emily
Sockeel, Pascal
Date : March 2019
DOI : 10.1352/1944-7558-124.2.116
Copyright Disclaimer : Copyright 2019 American Association on Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities (AAIDD)
Uncontrolled Keywords : Wayfinding; Spatial knowledge; Verbal description; Intellectual disability
Depositing User : Diane Maxfield
Date Deposited : 04 Apr 2019 12:21
Last Modified : 04 Apr 2019 12:23

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