ERIC Number: ED085932
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1972-Aug
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Manual of Suggested Activities for the Development of Sound Localization Skills.
Brothers, Roy J.; Huff, Roger A.
The manual is intended to provide teachers of young blind children with activities to develop sound localization skills. Both group and individual activities are suggested for the following four categories: activities in which both child and sound are stationary, activities in which the child is stationary but the sound is moving, activities in which the child is moving and sound is stationary, and activities in which both child and sound source are moving. It is explained that the manual is the result of a survey of orientation and mobility specialists and classroom teachers which found a paucity of relevant information on localization training. Recommended is the use of the Portable Audible Goal Locator (PAGL) as a controllable sound source for training activities. Preliminary activities deal with familiarization with the PAGL device such as locating parts of the device. Examples of group activities include determining whether the speaker is facing away from or toward the listener, pointing to the sound source, and utilizing the sound source to demonstrate the movement of the moon (sound source) around the earth (student). Provided for the student with observable needs in the area of sound localization are individualized activities such as determining relative distance of sound source, localizing sound in relation to sides of the body, facing the sound source, and tracking a sound source by moving the entire body. (DB)
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Sponsor: Bureau of Education for the Handicapped (DHEW/OE), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: American Printing House for the Blind, Louisville, KY. Instructional Materials Reference Center.