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ERIC Number: ED014405
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1966-Nov
Pages: 24
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IMPROVING WORD PERCEPTION.
CLELAND, DONALD L.
PERCEPTION IS DEFINED AS THE MEANINGFUL RESPONSE TO THE VISUAL OR ORAL SIGNAL WHICH IS UNIVERSALLY REFERRED TO AS WORDS. PERCEPTION INCLUDES THE AROUSAL OF MEANING AND IS A CONSCIOUSNESS OR AN AWARENESS OF THE EXPERIENCES ELICITED BY THESE VISUAL OR ORAL SIGNALS. IMPROVING WORD PERCEPTION INVOLVES AT LEAST THE FOLLOWING THREE PROCESSES WHICH ARE EXPLORED HERE--IMPROVING VISUAL SKILLS, IMPROVING AUDITORY SKILLS, AND BUILDING A RICH BACKGROUND OF EXPERIENCE. FIVE VISUAL SKILLS AND SEVEN AUDITORY SKILLS--ALL AMENABLE TO TRAINING--ARE CONSIDERED. DIFFERENCES BETWEEN PERCEPTS AND CONCEPTS ARE DELINEATED. IMPROVING WORD PERCEPTION INVOLVES APPLYING HOLLINGWORTH'S THEORY OF CUE-REDUCTION TO VISUAL AND AUDITORY CHARACTERISTICS OF WORDS AND ENABLES THE CHILD TO ASSOCIATE APPROPRIATE SEGMENTS OF HIS INCREASING EXPERIENTIAL BACKGROUND WITH THESE SYMBOLS. THIS PAPER WAS PRESENTED AT THE NATIONAL COUNCIL OF TEACHERS OF ENGLISH MEETING (HOUSTON, NOVEMBER 1966). (RH)
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