ERIC Number: ED090960
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1973-Aug
Reference Count: N/A
The Use of Reinforcement Procedures to Measure Attention to Visuals and Captions With Deaf Students. Observational Report Number 7318.
Nomeland, Ronald E.
Research measured the attention of deaf children to captioned visuals using a conjugate reinforcement procedure. The subjects were six deaf children aged eight to 15, whose IQs fell within the normal range. The stimulus material consisted of slides produced from a captioned filmstrip; subjects controlled the presentation of the stimulus via a pressing response. The results of the study failed to indicate any difference between attention to captioned visuals and attention to non-captioned visuals. No optimal words-per-minute presentation rate appeared. The researcher hypothesized that these negative findings may have been attributable to the small sample size and therefore recommended that the study be replicated with a larger sample. (PB)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Bureau of Education for the Handicapped (DHEW/OE), Washington, DC. Media Services and Captioned Films Branch.
Authoring Institution: Syracuse City School District, NY.