ERIC Number: ED044253
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1970-May-8
Reference Count: 0
Conceptualization of Auditory Patterns.
Lindamood, Charles H.; Lindamood, Patricia C.
An evaluation of children's ability to conceptualize auditory pattern contrasts was made. At the end of the 1968-69 school year, 56 kindergarteners, 31 first graders, 24 second graders, and four fourth graders were tested on their ability to conceptualize the sequential relationships of phonemes in both nonsyllabic and syllabic patterns. An auditory conceptualization test involving colored blocks to encode or represent the auditory patterns in three categories was developed by the investigators. Color was used to denote a repetition within a given pattern. The ability to judge sameness and difference and the concept of number to 4 were testing prerequisites. The categories tested were related to the nonsyllabic, simple syllable, and complex syllable levels. A descriptive analysis of the findings was presented. A wide range of scores was found for kindergarten, grade 1, and grade 2, and the problem of auditory perceptual function continued into grade 4. The authors concluded that curriculum planning should include special attention to developing auditory conceptualization. References are included. (WB)
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Note: Paper presented at the International Reading Association conference, Anaheim, Cal., May 6-9, 1970