ERIC Number: ED043185
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1968
Reference Count: 0
Effectiveness of the Peabody Language Development Kits with Educable Mentally Retarded Children: A Report After Two and One-Half Years. IMRID Papers and Reports, Volume V, No. 15.
Dunn, Lloyd M.; And Others
To determine the effectiveness of the Peabody Language Development Kits over an extended period (2.5 years) with educable mentally retarded (EMR) children, daily oral language stimulation lessons using Levels One and Two of the kit were given to 27 classes for the EMR in schools with culturally disadvantaged populations. Results showed the effectiveness of Peabody Language Development Kit (PLDK) lessons to be significant in areas of language and cognitive growth, but negligible in school achievement. The greater effect indicated by Level One of PLDK was discounted due to unequal treatment; no differentiation in performance was seen among the sexes, with an exception in the area of mathematics. Parallel characteristics in research findings among non-retarded disadvantaged were noted. (RD)
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Inst. of Child Health and Human Development (NIH), Bethesda, MD.
Authoring Institution: George Peabody Coll. for Teachers, Nashville, TN. Inst. on Mental Retardation and Intellectual Development.
Identifiers: Peabody Language Development Kits