ERIC Number: ED034349
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1969-Jul
Reference Count: 0
Relationships among Audiological Status, Linguistic Skills, Visual-Motor Perception, and Academic Achievement of Deaf Children. Final Report.
Hanson, Grace Haen; And Others
To determine whether interrelationships existed among visual motor perception, linguistic skills, academic achievement, and the audiological status of deaf children, 199 subjects functioning from dull normal to superior in intelligence (aged 5.6 to 11) were studied. The results of the testing revealed that visual-motor-perceptual dysfunction is more frequently found in deaf than hearing children, and this lag does not seem to be the result of brain damage; a visual perceptual lag is more often found in those who test at a dull normal level; and a positive relationship exists between visual motor perception and intelligence, linguistic ability, and academic status. Some recommendations were that differential diagnostic testing should include assessment of visual motor perceptual functioning, training in this function should be emphasized throughout elementary school, motor encoding should be used for concept learning, a refined teacher evaluation scale for assessing language is needed, and further studies along these lines should be made. (Author/JM)
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Sponsor: Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC. Bureau of Research.
Authoring Institution: Texas Univ., Austin.