ERIC Number: ED079694
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1972-Jun
Reference Count: 0
Reading Improvement Through Auditory Perceptual Training; End of Budget Period Report, July 1, 1971-June 30, 1972.
Witkin, Belle Ruth
The purpose of this program was to demonstrate the effectiveness of a tape-recorded, sequenced program of auditory perceptual training in raising the reading and listening skill levels of students in grades two to six. Eighty-five boys and 67 girls in the second grade and 25 boys and 14 girls in learning disability group clinics in grades two to six participated in the program. The students were given tape-recorded lessons twice a week. The lessons were given free field by the teachers in the second grade classrooms to the entire class at one time. In the learning disability groups, children took the lessons in groups of two to six in listening centers. A total of 39 lessons and four Interim Review Tests, also tape-rocorded, were given over a six-month period. Children in the learning disability groups could take the lessons over until they mastered them before taking the Interim Review Tests. The Gilmore Oral Reading Test, a tape-recorded criterion-referenced listening test, the Lindamood Auditory Conceptualization Test, and the Short Form Test of Academic Ability were used to assess progress. The results indicated that criterion levels were reached on three of the four Interim Review Tests. The students made significant pre-post test gains on most of the variables, but replication of the study for a third year was suggested. (WR)
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Bureau of Elementary and Secondary Education (DHEW/OE), Washington, DC.; California State Dept. of Education, Sacramento.
Authoring Institution: Alameda County Superintendent of Schools, Hayward, CA.