ERIC Number: ED033510
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1968-Aug
Reference Count: 0
Report of a Title VI, ESEA, Summer Screening Clinic Sponsored by El Paso County School District #11, and the Colorado Department of Education.
Rogers, Floyd S.
A summer clinic was established which screened 425 subjects for visual and auditory disorders; those who passed these tests but who had poor academic achievement were evaluated on other measures. Of 265 students referred by their parents, 34% had faulty vision, 5% had impaired hearing, and 10% had faulty auditory discrimination. Twenty one percent of 160 reading clinic students had visual problems, 4% had hearing impairments, and 15% had auditory discrimination defects. The high incidence of poor auditory discrimination among the reading clinic subjects was held to be an indication of the relationship between this problem and poor reading. Vision, hearing, and auditory discrimination problems did not seem to affect reading achievement or IQ scores on standardized tests. All children screened were given two questionnaires for their parents to complete; 68% were returned. The home background of most children was judged to be middle class; of the parent referred group, over half of the families had members with vision, hearing, or speech problems; 29% of the referred and 24% of the non-referred school age children had repeated a grade, and only 39% of the referred group and 45% of the non-referred group behaved constructively in the face of a difficult task. Additional results, recommendations, and conclusions are reported. (RJ)
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Auditory Discrimination, Auditory Evaluation, Behavior Patterns, Behavior Rating Scales, Exceptional Child Research, Hearing Impairments, Identification, Incidence, Parent Attitudes, Questionnaires, Reading Achievement, Reading Difficulty, Referral, Screening Tests, Summer Programs, Visual Impairments
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Colorado Springs Public Schools, CO. Div. of Special Services.