ERIC Number: ED074752
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1973-Feb
Reference Count: 0
The Effects of Pictures on the Acquisition of a Sight Vocabulary in Rural EMR Children.
Luyben, Paul D.
Utilizing a "shotgun" instructional approach with feedback, a linear instructional program, and an IBM 1500 computer system, this study investigated the effects of pictorial representations of words on the acquisition of a sight vocabulary by rural emotionally and mentally retarded (EMR) students. Twenty-seven students were involved in the study. The results clearly supported the hypothesis that pictures can aid in the acquisition of a sight vocabulary. Reading performance was measured by both the Gates-MacGinitie Primary Reading test and the Dolch Word-Recognition test. The program consisted of thirty lessons of nine simple words each. (MC)
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Florida State Dept. of Education, Tallahassee. Bureau of Education for Exceptional Students.; Wakulla County Board of Public Instruction, Crawfordville, FL.
Authoring Institution: Florida State Univ., Tallahassee. Computer-Assisted Instruction Center.
Note: Paper presented at the American Educational Research Association Annual Meeting (New Orleans, Louisiana, February 25-March 1, 1973)