ERIC Number: ED024207
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1968-Jun
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Evaluation of Two Measures of Speech Hearing for Hearing Impaired Children. Final Report.
Haspiel, George S.; Siegenthaler, Bruce M.
The Threshold by Identification of Pictures (TIP) Test and the Discrimination by Identification of Pictures (DIP) Test were evaluated. Test cards used pictures of items from the first 500 words of Basic Vocabulary for Elementary Children, and the children pointed to the article named. After each item, the tester's voice was reduced 5 decibels. In the DIP test, pictures were arranged in rhymed pairs with a distinction in consonants between the two word items. Of the 202 subjects, a random selection of 138 was used for final data analysis. Subjects were grouped by year (age range 4-10 to 12-10 years), had an IQ over 90, and included a variety of degrees, types, and patterns of hearing loss. All were screened for significant visual, neurological, motor, and emotional problems. It was concluded that the TIP and DIP tests were satisfactory measures, with a threshold correlation of .88 to .98 with pure tone thresholds for the TIP test and a test reliability of .60 to .84 for the DIP test. Twenty-six references and 21 tables are given. (Author/SN)
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Sponsor: Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC. Bureau of Research.
Authoring Institution: Pennsylvania State Univ., University Park. Speech and Hearing Clinic.