ERIC Number: ED069442
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1971
Reference Count: 0
Responsive Assessment of Socio-Cognitive Development. Final Report.
Henker, Barbara A.; Whalen, Carol K.
This report summarizes four components of a research program. In the major investigation (Study 1), a method was developed for making bimodal presentations of discrepant auditory and visual stimuli under conditions which approximately early academic tasks. The goals were to determine (1) which stimulus modality exerts the greater influence on a young child's behavior, (2) whether modality choice is related to developmental level, and (3) what factors facilitate modality shifts. Study 2 was designed to answer some of the questions raised by the results of Study 1. Procedures were modified to allow evaluation of the influence of modality set and task difficulty and to control for stimulus novelty. In addition, the method was adapted for use with younger (3-year-old) children. In study 3, the responses of autistic children to the bimodal conflict task were evaluated. The transition from cardboard display boards and paper-and-pencil recording to the automated assessment console was begun in Study 4. (Author/CK)
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: California Univ., Berkeley. Dept. of Psychology.