Preserving the past:an early interview improves delayed event memory in children with intellectual disabilities

Brown, Deirdre and Lewis, Charlie and Lamb, Michael (2015) Preserving the past:an early interview improves delayed event memory in children with intellectual disabilities. Child Development, 86 (4). pp. 1031-1047. ISSN 0009-3920

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Abstract

The influence of an early interview on children’s (N = 194) later recall of an experienced event was examined in children with mild and moderate intellectual disabilities (CWID; 7–12 years) and typically developing (TD) children matched for chronological (7–12 years) or mental (4–9 years) age. Children previously interviewed were more informative, more accurate, and less suggestible. CWID (mild) recalled as much information as TD mental age matches, and were as accurate as TD chronological age matches. CWID (moderate) recalled less than TD mental age matches but were as accurate. Interviewers should elicit CWID’s recall as early as possi- ble and consider developmental level and severity of impairments when evaluating eyewitness testimony.

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Journal Article
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Child Development
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73767
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Deposited On:
13 Aug 2015 14:04
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Yes
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Published
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