Sensitivity to Increased Task Demands: Contributions from Data-Driven and Conceptually-Driven Processing Deficits.
Topics in Language Disorders
This article explores evidence related to the idea that children with language impairments present co-occurring limitations in data-driven and conceptually driven processing. Data-driven processing (also referred to as bottom-up processing) concerns the way auditory and visual information is received. Conceptually driven processing (also referred to as top-down processing) concerns the way higher-order thinking influences performance. Together, data-driven and conceptually driven processing limitations contribute to a heightened sensitivity to increasing task demands in children with language impairments. We present assessment and intervention suggestions that pertain to these difficulties.
Gillam, R. B., *Hoffman, L. M., *Marler, J. A., & *Wynn-Dancy, M. L. (2002). Sensitivity to increased task demands: Contributions from data-driven and conceptually-driven processing deficits. Topics in Language Disorders, 22 (3), 30 - 48.