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ERIC Number: ED054915
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1971
Pages: 61
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Two Techniques of Teaching Auditory Blending Skills to Kindergarten Children.
Mayo, Jean
Results of an experiment testing two programed sequences designed to increase auditory blending ability are reported. Subjects were 117 randomly selected kindergarten children who were divided into three groups. The first group received 18 programed training sequences utilizing a phonics approach, the second group received 18 programed training sequences utilizing a linguistics approach, and the control group was told 18 narratives of an appropriate level. Results of a constructed criterion test of auditory blending ability indicated that children in both the experimental groups did significantly better than those in the control group, but that there was no significant difference between the effects of the phonics and linguistic approaches. These results suggest that auditory blending skills can be taught effectively to kindergarten aged children and that neither the phonics nor linguistic approach is superior for such training. Suggestions for further research on auditory blending skills development and its relationship to other reading skills are made. Tables and references are included. (AL)
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Note: Summary of a doctoral dissertation presented to the University of Colorado