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ERIC Number: ED002758
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1959
Pages: 76
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AN INVESTIGATION OF THE RELATIONSHIPS BETWEEN ARTICULATORY DEVELOPMENT OF PHONETIC DISCRIMINATION AND WORD SYNTHESIS ABILITIES IN YOUNG MENTALLY RETARDED CHILDREN AND NORMAL CHILDREN.
MANGE, CHARLES V.
THE INVESTIGATION STUDIED THE RELATIONSHIPS BETWEEN (1) AUDITORY PERCEPTUAL ABILITIES AND ARTICULATION DEVELOPMENT AND (2) INVESTIGATED QUALITATIVE AND QUANTITATIVE ASPECTS OF THESE ABILITIES AS SHOWN IN MENTALLY RETARDED AND NORMAL CHILDREN. THE STUDY INVOLVED MONTHLY TESTING OF ARTICULATION, PHONETIC DISCRIMINATION, AND PHONETIC SYNTHESIS ABILITY OF TWO GROUPS OF CHILDREN OVER A PERIOD OF 14 TO 18 MONTHS. EACH OF THE TWO SUBJECT GROUPS CONSISTED OF CHILDREN WITH MENTAL AGES BETWEEN 4 AND 7 YEARS. THE FIRST GROUP INVOLVED 46 MENTALLY RETARDED CHILDREN, (IQ 50-75) WHILE THE SECOND GROUP INCLUDED 36 CHILDREN OF NORMAL INTELLIGENCE (IQ 90-110). THERE WERE NO DIFFERENCES FOUND BETWEEN AN INSTITUTIONALIZED AND A PUBLIC SCHOOL POPULATION OF MENTALLY RETARDED CHILDREN IN ARTICULATION, PHONETIC DISCRIMINATION, AND WORD SYNTHESIS ABILITIES. IN ADDITION, ARTICULATORY ABILITY OF THE MENTALLY RETARDED DID NOT DIFFER FROM THAT OF A NORMAL POPULATION OF EQUIVALENT MENTAL AGE WITH RESPECT TO THE NUMBER OF ARTICULATION ERRORS PRESENT DURING THE DEVELOPMENT YEARS OF CHILDHOOD. FROM THESE RESULTS, IT WOULD APPEAR THAT USE OF SUCH AUDITORY PERCEPTUAL ACTIVITIES AS THOSE USED IN THIS STUDY FOR IMPROVEMENT OF ARTICULATORY DEVELOPMENT AMONG NONSPEECH DEFECTIVE CHILDREN IS OF LITTLE VALUE. THE USE OF SUCH ACTIVITIES WITH ARTICULATION DEFECTIVE SUBJECTS HAS ALSO YIELDED EQUIVOCAL RESULTS. AS A RESULT OF THIS AND OTHER INFORMATION IT APPEARS THAT THERE IS MUCH TO BE LEARNED CONCERNING THE SKILLS REQUIRED FOR NORMAL ARTICULATION DEVELOPMENT. (GC)
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Authoring Institution: Syracuse Univ., NY. Research Inst.
Identifiers: NEW YORK; New York (Syracuse)