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ERIC Number: ED050096
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1970
Pages: 346
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The Development and Preliminary Field Testing of a Multisensory Language Development Program for Kindergarten, First Grade and Fourth Grade. [with] A Supplementary Volume.
Francis, Azalia Smith
The development and preliminary field testing of an oral language program designed to utilize a multisensory method based on the theories of Piaget, Hebb, and Montessori are reported in this study. This program was linguistically structured to attack the 10 debilitating speech features found by authorities to be common to the culturally disadvantaged children of the Southeastern United States, and to meet other language needs of these children as outlined in the survey of the literature. Study results showed the program to be successful since (1) pupil language among the approximately 400 students involved in the study increased as much as 212%; (2) the level of pupil speech showed an increase in the number of both standard and nonstandard forms in each pilot test; and (3) auditory discrimination skills also increased. Other results indicated that the most meaningful application of this program is at the kindergarten and first grade level and that the program tends to facilitate intellectual development as measured by a Binet Test of Intelligence. (Author/JMC)
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Note: Ed.D. Dissertation, George Peabody College for Teachers