ERIC Number: ED085946
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1972-Jun
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Evaluation of Sight, Sound, Symbol Instructional Method.
Massarotti, Michael C.; Slaichert, William M.
Evaluated was the Sight-Sound-Symbol (S-S-S) method of teaching basic reading skills with four groups of 16 trainable mentally retarded children. The method involved use of a musical keyboard to teach children to identify numbers, letters, colors, and shapes. Groups either received individual S-S-S instruction for 10 minutes daily, received S-S-S instruction on a group basis for 10 minutes daily, were allowed to pursue game activities, or received no form of treatment. Ss were pretested and posttested on selected cognitive, social, and motor subtests of the Illinois Test of Psycholinguistic Abilities (ITPA), and the S-S-S Inventory. Results of the posttesting revealed no significant differences across treatment groups on any independent variables, either academic or social. (DB)
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Sponsor: Bureau of Elementary and Secondary Education (DHEW/OE), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Pottawattamie County School System, Council Bluffs, IA.
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Elementary and Secondary Education Act Title III