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ERIC Number: ED039221
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1968
Pages: 119
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Visual Perception and Oral Language Production.
Allen, Jerry Carlton
Forty-eight boys and girls, from ages 4 to 8 and with wide differences in intelligence, were subjects in a study which examined the role of visual perception in the oral language production of young children. Five tests were administered: one to sample visual perception, the others to measure selected skills of oral language--syntactical, morphological, and associative. Results indicated that visual perception processes contributed significantly to explaining the variance of some skills in all aspects of language sampled. In addition, differentiation among the visual perception processes occurred: spacial relationships contributed consistently to the morphological and associative skills, with constancy of shape contributing to the syntactical skills. While further research is needed to determine the relationships between visual perception and oral language production in different populations of children, the present results suggest that language development programs might be strengthened through concomitant training in visual perception. (Author/MF)
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Note: Ed.D. Dissertation, University of Georgia