ERIC Number: ED039267
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1969-Dec
Reference Count: 0
The Development of a Group Speech Sound Test for Disadvantaged Children. Final Report.
Peisach, Estelle; Victor, Jack
Because speech sound discrimination tests can be contaminated by a particular kind of "response set," i.e., the tendency not to respond to the final parts of words as effective stimuli, children can be mistakenly diagnosed as having very poor speech-sound discrimination. About 20 percent of urban lower-class children have this response set difficulty and could benefit from an appropriate remedial program. This project has been aimed at developing a group-administered speech-sound test, appropriate for administration to young lower-class black urban children. Focus of the study has been more on identification of response set patterns rather than the evaluative criteria: subjective reaction of the testers to administration of various formats, general performance of children, ability of a particular format to discriminate between initial and final phoneme performance, and reliability measures. Detailed item analyses have been made in order to locate problem areas of discrimination. Instructions for administering the speech-sound discrimination test and illustrations thereof, and tables of test results are appended. [Not available in hard copy due to marginal legibility of the original document.] (KG)
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: New York Univ., NY. Inst. for Developmental Studies.
Identifiers: Wepman Auditory Discrimination Test