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ERIC Number: ED026797
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1968-Jan
Pages: 39
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Using the Initial Teaching Alphabet to Improve Articulation. Final Report.
Goldman, Ronald
Twenty-four preschool children (aged 3-3 to 5-6) were studied to test the efficacy of newly developed phonemic-visual-oral materials in the correction of articulatory problems. All subjects were given an articulation test and a battery of five tests to measure auditory memory span and intelligence. Twelve children received 50 sessions of instruction, 1 hour long, using the new materials based on the Initial Teaching Alphabet and structured to cover auditory discrimination, sound sequencing, visual discrimination, phonemic synthesis and analysis, and rhyming. A control group of 12 was exposed to traditional articulation therapy procedure. The experimental group made significantly fewer errors in articulation after therapy than the control group based on the Goldman-Fristoe Filmstrip Articulation Test (p=.05). No significant difference was found between groups in auditory memory skills and intelligence scores. Conclusions were that the experimental, visual-symbol approach has great potential in the modification of misarticulation. (RP)
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Sponsor: Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC. Bureau of Research.
Authoring Institution: Vanderbilt Univ., Nashville, TN.