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ERIC Number: ED091653
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1973
Pages: 83
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The Effects of Visual-Haptic Training on Reading Achievement.
Charuk, John Michael
The purpose of this study was to determine whether an intermodal training technique known as visual-haptic had any effect on the reading achievement of a group of disabled readers. The technique itself did not teach reading. Used in conjunction with a conventional remedial reading program, visual-haptic training was expected to serve as an orienting technique enabling disabled readers to attend to the critical aspects of decoding symbolic material and thus improve their scores on a test of reading. Seventy-two fourth graders previously identified as disabled readers were randomly assigned to one of three experimental conditions: visual-haptic group, haptic-visual group, or control group. Each subject was exposed to the training conditions for 10 minutes a day, 4 days a week, for 6 weeks. The control group was given 10 minutes of free drawing activities. An analysis of covariance yielded significant differences on each of the seven variables tested (vocabulary, comprehension, syllabication, beginning and ending sounds, auditory discrimination, blends, sound discrimination). The study concluded that the remediation of reading disabilities is enhanced when it is associated with a training program emphasizing the multisensory approach. (Author/WR)
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