ERIC Number: ED193840
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1980-May
Reference Count: 0
Televised Classroom Events as Distractors for Reading Disabled Children.
Patton, James E.; And Others
Three experiments examined the influence of videotaped classroom events on the classroom performance and study behavior of groups of 17 reading disabled and 17 normally reading elementary school children (ages 7 to 12). In the first two experiments the presentation was experimenter controlled, and the distractors resulted in poorer performance in proportion to the difficulty of the task, for both groups. In the third experiment however, the children were allowed to control their degree of exposure to the distractors, and in this instance the reading disabled group was less likely than the normal group to escape the distraction. (PHR)
Descriptors: Behavior Patterns, Elementary Education, Environmental Influences, Performance Factors, Reading Difficulties, Videotape Recordings
Grant Wood Area Education Agency, 4401 6th St., S.W., Cedar Rapids, IA 52401
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: Distractibility (Reading)
Note: Paper presented at the Midwestern Psychological Association (52nd, St. Louis, MO, May 2, 1980).