ERIC Number: ED025067
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1963-May
Reference Count: 0
Verbalism Among Blind Children; An Investigation and Analysis. American Foundation for the Blind Research Series, Number 10.
Harley, Randall K., Jr.
Forty blind children (ages 6 to 14, IQ's 65 to 132) in residential schools were studied to discover the relationship of verbalism to age, intelligence, experience, and personal adjustment. The children were given 40 selected words to obtain definitions, experience claims, and visually oriented verbalism scores. They then tried to identify items representing these words. The Tuddenham Reputation Test was used for adjustment scores. Significant negative correlations were obtained between chronological age and verablism, between IQ and verbalism, and between experience and verbalism. There were no significant negative correlations between personal adjustment and verbalism nor between chronological age, IQ, experience, or personal adjustment with visually oriented verbalism. Results suggested that interaction with the environment will reduce verbalism in blind children. (LE)
Descriptors: Adjustment (to Environment), Age Differences, Associative Learning, Blindness, Concept Formation, Exceptional Child Research, Experience, Fundamental Concepts, Intelligence Differences, Language, Learning, Perception, Sensory Experience, Verbal Ability, Verbal Development, Verbal Learning, Verbal Stimuli, Visual Impairments
American Foundation for the Blind, 15 West 16th Street, New York, New York 10011 ($0.80).
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: American Foundation for the Blind, New York, NY.
Note: Based on doctoral dissertation, "An Investigation and Analysis of Verbalism among Blind Children."