ERIC Number: ED232398
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1983-Apr
Reference Count: 0
Teachers' Knowledge of the Relationship of Auditory Acuity and Hearing Impairment to Reading.
Marshall, Evelyn Myrtle
Teacher's knowledge of the relationship of auditory acuity and hearing impairment to reading was evaluated with 60 teachers and specialists (regular classroom primary and upper elementary teachers, reading teachers, teachers of the learning disabled, teachers of the hearing impaired, and speech and language pathologists). Ss were administered a 52-item multiple choice test measuring understanding of and attitude toward hard of hearing children. Results showed that specialists were better informed than teachers on overall knowledge. Teachers of the hearing impaired and speech and language pathologists did better on the total test items than other subgroups, but teachers of the hearing impaired lead all other subgroups. Other results included that teachers of the hearing impaired were far more knowledgeable about the relationship between hearing impairment and reading than primary teachers and speech and language pathologists. Teachers and specialists showed similar attitudes about judging the educational achievement of the hearing impaired in the regular classroom. Findings suggested the need for greater assistance by communication consultants in elementary schools. (CL)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: Auditory Acuity
Note: Paper presented at the Annual International Convention of The Council for Exceptional Children (61st, Detroit, MI, April 4-8, 1983).