ERIC Number: ED246602
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1984-Apr
Reference Count: 0
Braille Learning: Effects of Symbol Size.
Newman, Slater E.; And Others
Eighty sighted male Ss participated in a study to determine the effect of the size of the braille cell on the rate of learning the names for braille symbols of letters of the alphabet (A-J and K-T). Study size (standard or large braille), test size (standard or large braille) and item set (A-J or K-T) were manipulated in a study-test procedure (each of five study trials followed by a test trial). Results revealed that performance was facilitated by large braille symbols during test and study trials, particularly if symbol discrimination is difficult. Faster learning of the A-J than the K-T sets was evidenced. (CL)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Convention of the Eastern Psychological Association (Baltimore, MD, April 12-15, 1984).