A Comparison of Psychometric and Piagetian Assessments of Symbolic Functioning in Down’s Syndrome Children

  • Lorraine McCune-Nicolich
  • Patricia Munday Hill
Part of the NATO Conference Series book series (NATOCS, volume 14)


A comparison is made between the results of psychometric and Piagetian assessment of the symbolic functioning of young Down’s syndrome children. Complementary information is gained from the two assessment paradigms. Symbolic play intervention is suggested as one approach to stimulating cognitive growth for retarded subjects.


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© Plenum Press, New York 1981

Authors and Affiliations

  • Lorraine McCune-Nicolich
    • 1
  • Patricia Munday Hill
    • 2
  1. 1.Rutgers UniversityNew BrunswickUSA
  2. 2.New Jersey Dept. of EducationTrentonUSA

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