Short-term and working memory differences in language/learning disabled and normal adults

Emi Isaki, Elena Plante

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Fifteen adults who reported a childhood history of speech-language and/or learning disability (L/LD) were tested on two verbal memory tasks. Their performance on sentence repetition and reading span measures was compared with that of a matched control group who reported no childhood history of L/LD. Results indicated statistically significant group performance differences on both short-term and working memory tasks. This suggests that verbal memory difficulties may be a longterm component of L/LD.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)427-437
Number of pages11
JournalJournal of Communication Disorders
Issue number6
StatePublished - Nov 1 1997



  • Language/learning disabled
  • Memory

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Experimental and Cognitive Psychology
  • Linguistics and Language
  • Cognitive Neuroscience
  • LPN and LVN
  • Speech and Hearing

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