ERIC Number: ED040539
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1968-Jul
Reference Count: 0
An Automated and Programed Laboratory for Instruction in the Areas of Speech and Communication. Final Report.
Coleman, Thomas; Langberg, George
An experimental public school speech therapy program is described, which offers automated, programed instruction in sound production and auditory training. The experiment includes self-teaching methods, as well as utilization of paraprofessional personnel under the supervision of a qualified speech therapist. Although the automated program was presented as a supplement to traditional speech therapy methods, an effort was made to evaluate its contribution to the accomplishment of therapy goals. Utilizing 28 subjects, the investigators compared articulation test scores of those who had received only traditional therapy with those who had received both traditional and automated therapy. Results indicated a significant improvement in articulation with those students who received combined treatment. Although the study was limited, it was felt that automated programming may represent an important instrumentality for accomplishing school therapy objectives. (JB)
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: New York State Education Dept., Albany. Div. of Research.
Authoring Institution: Ossining Public Schools, NY.