ERIC Number: ED390242
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1995-Jul
Reference Count: N/A
A Study on the Development of the Concept of Rhythm in 5 to 7-Year-Old with Profound Hearing Loss Kindergarten Children.
Bilir, Sule; And Others
This study explored the development of rhythm among eight kindergarten children with profound hearing loss in Ankara, Turkey. Musical instruments were used whose frequency ranges matched those the children were capable of hearing. After a pretest, students spent 5 half-days per week in training over the course of 2 months. Training included breathing activities, sound distinction exercises, and training in such rhythm skills as the ability to beat the rhythm of a given unseen sound or musical passage and the ability to beat a rhythm by imitating a visible model. Students in an integrated group program were involved in rhythmic activities alongside hearing children, such as dancing and singing. Post-test results indicate significant improvements in students' performance on a variety of rhythm tasks, with imitation of visible models being evidently easier. Student results are analyzed by specific rhythm beaten. (Contains 11 references.) (PB)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: Turkey (Ankara)
Note: Paper presented at the International Congress on Education of the Deaf (18th, Tel Aviv, Israel, July 16-20, 1995).