ERIC Number: ED189742
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1978-Aug
Reference Count: 0
Final Evaluation Report of the Therapen Pilot Project.
The report presents the results of a pilot project designed to measure the effect of using Therapen (a device in the shape of a pen which contains a ball point pen and which the student uses to perform kinesthetic and tactile exercises) and the accompanying materials (Tape Program) on 238 educationally handicapped students (6 to 12 years old) with auditory perception handicaps. Students were divided into three groups: the Therapen Group, which used both the Therapen and the Tape Program; the Tape Program group, which used only the teaching materials; and the Control group, which used their regular auditory perception training materials. The Santa Clara Inventory of Developmental Tasks was chosen as the criterion measure to evaluate the effect of using Therapen and/or the Tape Program. Analyses of data led to the conclusion that the use of the Therapen with the teaching materials, and the use of the teaching materials alone, alleviate to a significant effect the auditory perception handicaps of children. In addition, there was evidence that the use of the Therapen with the accompaying teaching materials provides better results than using the teaching materials alone. Tables with statistical data and a paper explaining the special neurological examination given for the Therapen field testing are given. (SBH)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the California State Federation of The Council for Exceptional Children Convention Research Forum (1979).