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ERIC Number: ED070037
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1971
Pages: 108
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Automatic Processing of Perceptual-Linguistic Stimuli in Second Grade Achieving and Non-Achieving Readers.
Swallow, Rose-Marie
This study examined automatic processing of perceptual stimuli (auditory, visual, auditory-visual) and of linguistic units (morphological rules, grammatical structures, and syntactical control). Sixty average (85-115 IQ), Caucasian, middle class, eight-year-old boys were selected from La Habra School District second grades. The testing instruments were: twelve subtests of the ITPA, Bender Visual-Motor and Emotional, Wepman Auditory Discrimination, Berko's Test of Morphological Development, Chunking Test, Muehl-Kremenak and Swallow-Poulsen Test of Auditory-Visual Integration, n-Achievement, and Wolf Environmental Scale. Findings indicated that reading disabilities were a syndrome related to inner and receptive language. The major factors emerging for achievers was a general auditory language, central processing ability. Scales loading significantly (p=.05) on this factor were Auditory Reception, Auditory Discrimination, Grammatical Closure, Syntactical Control, Morphological Development, and Auditory Closure. This suggested that reading deficits were primarily related to central auditory language processing at the automatic level. The principal factor emerging for nonachievers in factor analysis suggested general perceptual learning. (Author/WR)
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Note: Ed.D. Dissertation, University of Southern California