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ERIC Number: ED002886
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1960-Jun-30
Pages: 106
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MOTIVATION OF SPEECH AND HEARING HANDICAPPED CHILDREN.
GERSTMAN, HUBERT L.; SIEGENTHALER, BRUCE M.
AN ANALYSIS WAS MADE OF CHILD MOTIVATION IN STRUCTURED SPEECH AND HEARING THERAPY BASED ON THE ASSUMPTION THAT CHILDREN WHO NEED THIS TYPE OF HELP HAVE A CONSCIOUS DESIRE FOR IMPROVEMENT. PERTINENT LITERATURE WAS SURVEYED TO ESTABLISH A LISTING OF COMMON MOTIVES, DESIRES, AND NEEDS OF PEOPLE, AND A MOTIVATIONAL PREFERENCE EXAMINATION WAS DEVELOPED. THIS WAS ADMINISTERED TO OVER 400 CHILDREN IN 2 GROUPS, THOSE HAVING HANDICAPS IN HEARING AND SPEECH AND THOSE WHO WERE NORMAL. EACH CHILD WAS ASKED TO RANK SEVERAL MOTIVATIONS (ITEMS) TO MEASURE HIS INTEREST IN IMPROVED SPEECH AND OTHER BASIC MOTIVATIONAL GOALS. ANSWERS FROM EACH SUBJECT WERE THEN GROUPED ACCORDING TO SEX, AGE, SPEECH, AND HEARING CATEGORIES, AND THE STANDARD MEANS AND DEVIATIONS BETWEEN AND WITHIN THE GROUPS WERE OBTAINED. NOT ALL THE CHILDREN SAMPLED SHOWED THE DESIRE FOR BETTER SPEECH AND/OR HEARING HIGH ON THEIR HIERARCHY OF MOTIVES. HOWEVER, THE HANDICAPPED CHILDREN GENERALLY RANKED THE HEARING OR SPEECH MOTIVES VERY HIGH WITH RESPECT TO THEIR INDIVIDUAL AREAS OF DEFICIENCY. FURTHER STUDY OF MOTIVE PATTERNS WAS RECOMMENDED IN ORDER TO BUILD A WORKABLE RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN THE MOTIVES OF THE INDIVIDUAL CHILD AND HIS NEED FOR SPECIAL THERAPY. (JH)
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Identifiers: PENNSYLVANIA