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

Linda Gilmore*, Monica Cuskelly, Alan Hayes

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    Abstract

    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.

    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)95-108
    Number of pages14
    JournalResearch in Developmental Disabilities
    Volume24
    Issue number2
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - Mar 2003

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