ERIC Number: ED033751
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1969-Sep
Reference Count: 0
Group Screening of Auditory and Visual Perceptual Abilities: An Approach to Perceptual Aspects of Beginning Reading.
Buktenica, Norman A.
A 3-year study attempted (1) to predict reading achievement through third grade, (2) to establish data for a nonverbal discrimination test, (3) to devise supplementary perceptual instructional programs, and (4) to develop screening devices to assess perceptual abilities and identify potential learning disabilities. In first, second, and third grades 140 Negro and white children of lower and middle class backgrounds were administered a battery of auditory and visual perceptual tests. The children had the same reading program and took a reading achievement test in first grade and at the end of third grade. Correlations between tests of nonverbal auditory and visual perception and reading achievement remained significantly high and rather constant over the 3-year period. The best predictor of reading ability was the Test of Non-Verbal Auditory Discrimination, but all perceptual tests were more effective than IQ measures. By using group-administered, nonverbal auditory and visual perception tests, it is possible to identify children's potential in reading achievement at the beginning of first grade, and to develop special instructional methods for children with perceptual problems. (MH)
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Identifiers: Developmental Test of Visual Motor Integration; SRA Primary Mental Abilities Test; Test Of Nonverbal Auditory Discrimination; Wepman Auditory Discrimination Test
Note: Paper presented at the Seventy-Seventh Annual Convention of the American Psychological Association, Washington, D.C., September, 1969