ERIC Number: ED082424
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1973-Sep
Language Training for Trainable Mentally Retarded Annual Project Report: First Year.
Leiss, Robert H., Comp.; Proger, Barton B., Comp.
One hundred fifty-seven trainable children (aged 7 to 14 years) in 24 classes were given language stimulation based on the Illinois Test of Psycholinguitic Abilities (ITPA) four or eight times a week for a 1 year period. Also examined were the effects of high and low IQ. Measures used were the ITPA, the Peabody Picture Vocabulary Test, and the Mecham Verbal Language Development Scale. Only one of the 15 analyses showed a significant improvement, and it was concluded that specific, prolonged language training based upon the ITPA is ineffective at both intensities of application. The specific language training actually impeded the language performance of the high-IQ groups. (The major portion of the document consists of statistical data obtained form the analyses.) (DB)
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Montgomery County Intermediate Unit 23, Blue Bell, PA.
Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: Illinois Test of Psycholinguistic Abilities