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ERIC Number: ED002805
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1959
Pages: 387
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PERCEPTUAL AND RESPONSE ABILITIES OF MENTALLY RETARDED CHILDREN.
MALPASS, LESLIE F.; AND OTHERS
THE BASIC INTENTION OF THE STUDY WAS TO INVESTIGATE MENTAL RETARDATION IN TERMS OF PERCEPTUAL AND RESPONSE ABILITY DEFINITIONS, TO TEST THESE ABILITY DEFINITIONS OBJECTIVELY, AND TO EVALUATE THEM AS THEY RELATE TO THE INTELLIGENCE FACTOR. BOTH PERCEPTUAL AND RESPONSE FACTORS WERE EXAMINED FROM THE STANDPOINT OF MENTAL DISTURBANCES WITH REFERENCE TO THE MODALITIES OF VISION AND AUDITION. DETAILED DATA WERE GATHERED ON APPROXIMATELY 200 CHILDREN DRAWN FROM MAJOR CLASSIFICATIONS--(1) CHILDREN WITH AT LEAST NORMAL INTELLIGENCE, (2) MENTALLY RETARDED CHILDREN ATTENDING SPECIAL CLASSES, AND (3) MENTALLY RETARDED CHILDREN WHO WERE INSTITUTIONALIZED. USING THREE GENERAL AREAS OF INVESTIGATION--(1) CLINICAL PSYCHOLOGY, PROVIDING PERTINENT MATERIAL AND A PRETEST MEDICAL EVALUATION TO ASSIST IN DETERMINING ORGANICITY, (2) VISUAL MODALITY, AND (3) AUDITORY MODALITY. PERCEPTUAL PROCEDURES USED WERE CLASSIFIED "PSYCHOPHYSICAL" (THE EASE WITH WHICH THE DISCRIMINATIVE STIMULUS IS SPECIFIED), REQUIRING CONSIDERABLE INSTRUMENTATION AND A NUMBER OF PRESENTATIONS FOR STIMULUS CONTROL, AND "OTHER PERCEPTUAL" (THE DIFFICULTY OF SPECIFICATION) WITH PAPER AND PENCIL TESTS OFTEN USED. WHEN THE MULTISTUDY EFFORT WAS CONCLUDED, MORE LABORATORY RESEARCH WAS CONSIDERED NECESSARY TO DEVELOP A DETAILED CLASSIFICATION AND CONTROL METHOD FOR THE NUMEROUS PERCEPTUAL RESPONSE VARIABLES OBSERVED AND, FURTHER, TO ATTEMPT TO DEVELOP AND TEST, ACCORDING TO THESE CLASSIFICATIONS, GOOD EDUCATIONAL AND TRAINING METHODS FOR THE MENTALLY RETARDED. (JH
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Authoring Institution: Southern Illinois Univ., Carbondale.
Identifiers: ILLINOIS; Illinois (Carbondale)