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ERIC Number: ED001697
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1962
Pages: 52
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LISTENING HABITS AND SPEECH SOUND DISCRIMINATION DEVELOPED THROUGH A MULTIPLE SENSORY APPROACH.
SMITH, MARY LOUISE
ALTHOUGH INTENDED PRIMARILY FOR KINDERGARTEN AND PRIMARY TEACHERS, THE SUGGESTIONS FOR LESSONS SHOULD PROVE USEFUL (BY CHANGE IN VOCABULARY AND APPROACH) TO MIDDLE AND UPPER GRADE CHILDREN HAVING DIFFICULTY WITH SOUND DISCRIMINATION. LESSONS SHOULD PROVE HELPFUL TO TEACHERS OF BILINGUAL OR MENTALLY RETARDED PUPILS. IT IS HELD THAT "HOW TO LISTEN" IS ONE OF THE MOST IMPORTANT AND DIFFICULT SUBJECTS TO MASTER, YET SELDOM GIVEN SPECIFIC ATTENTION IN THE SCHOOLS. LISTENING IS THE MOST DIFFICULT OF THE LANGUAGE ARTS. IT RESEMBLES READING BUT REQUIRES KEENER PERCEPTION TO INTERPRET INFLECTION, INTENSITY, GESTURE, AND FACIAL EXPRESSION. THE PURPOSES OF THE LESSONS ARE TO DEVELOP MORE ATTENTIVE LISTENING, TO IMPROVE SPEECH-SOUND PERCEPTION AND TO IMPROVE THE ABILITY TO FOLLOW DIRECTIONS. THE SUBJECT MATTER FOR LISTENING IS THAT OF EVERY DAY CLASSROOM WORK IN ALL SUBJECTS. TEACHERS SHOULD ENCOURAGE QUESTIONS AND DISCUSSION AT THE END OF THE LESSON TO PROMOTE RETENTION AND REAL LEARNING. GOOD LISTENING IS A CREATIVE ACT REQUIRING ANTICIPATION, PREPARATION, ALERTNESS, AND UNDERSTANDING. HINDRANCES TO GOOD LISTENING INCLUDE POOR SEATING, POOR VENTILATION, FATIGUE, POOR LIGHT, MAY BE CAUSED BY EGOCENTRICITY, PREJUDICE, A LACK OF INTEREST DUE TO LIMITED EXPERIENCES, AND A LACK OF READINESS FOR ABSTRACT THINKING. THE LESSONS GIVEN INCLUDE A COMPARISON OF "F-V" SOUNDS, A COMPARISON OF "T-D" SOUNDS, AUDITORY DISCRIMINATION BETWEEN "S-Z" SOUNDS, ATTENTION TO "W" AND "WH" WORDS AND "ED" ENDINGS, AND THE BUILDING OF RHYMING WORK LISTS.
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Authoring Institution: Alameda County School Dept., Hayward, CA.
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