ERIC Number: ED060045
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1971-Oct
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An Investigation of the Verbotonal Method with Preschool Deaf Children: A Preliminary Interim Report.
DiJohnson, Albert; And Others
The Verbotonal method of teaching the deaf (that is, training the deaf to make maximum use of their limited hearing) is considered in relation to the effect it has on verbal communication. Results from a sample of 50 nursery school students indicate that (1) the speech of the children taught by Verbotonal improved significantly more than did the speech of the children taught by a typical conventional approach; (2) for those children who scored high in social competency and in lipreading, the speech gains of the Verbotonal pupils were approximately twice the speech gains of the control children; (3) four American teachers successfully learned the Verbotonal method of teaching the deaf; and (4) video tapes were produced to document the Verbotonal method and the successful results achieved with this method. See also TM 001 130-133 for the various speech tests and teacher evaluation form used in the study. (AG)
Descriptors: Auditory Stimuli, Communication Skills, Comparative Analysis, Deaf Interpreting, Deafness, Handicapped Children, Hearing Impairments, Hearing Therapy, Instructional Innovation, Lipreading, Preschool Children, Rehabilitation Programs, Research, Sensory Training, Sign Language, Special Education, Speech Improvement, Speech Instruction, Speech Tests, State Programs, Teaching Methods
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Authoring Institution: Pennsylvania State Dept. of Education, Harrisburg.