Cognitive modifiability of adolescents with schizophrenia

Skuy, M.
It is well documented that schizophrenic patients suffer from numerous cognitive
defects. In a preliminary investigation, the Learning Potential Assessment Device was used
under controlled conditions to examine the cognitive modifiability of institutionalized
adolescent schizophrenics (A'^= 12) and a contrast group of adolescents with severe conduct
disorders (A'^= 10). Feuerstein's theory of structural cognitive modifiability was thus applied
in assessing potential for change. Results are encouraging in that there was evidence of
the modifiability of the experimental subgroups of both the schizophrenic and conduct
disorder groups.

Skuy, M., Apter, A., Dembo, Y., Kaniel, S., & Tzuriel, D. (1992).

Cognitive modifiability of adolescents with schizophrenia. Journal of Child Psychology and Psychiatry, 33 (3), 583-589.

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