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ERIC Number: ED091740
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1970
Pages: 13
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S-N Auditory Discrimination Test and Auditory Memory Span for Letters Test.
Gavin, Mary Therese
Based on research findings which suggest that stop and nasal sounds are difficult to discriminate by some children in the beginning years of school, this test is designed to appraise the ability of children to discriminate fine differentiations of stop and nasal sounds in minimal word-pair items. The major criteria for choice of test items were position of sounds in words, selection of sound contrasts, and selection of word contexts. The revised test consists of five subtests, each containing 50 word-pair items. The test is administered by having the examinee listen to the word-pair items presented on a tape recorder and respond verbally as to whether the words are alike or different. The subject is given some general practice before the playing of the tape selection. [This document is one of those reviewed in The Research Instruments Project (TRIP) monograph "Measures for Research and Evaluation in the English Language Arts" to be published by the Committee on Research of the National Council of Teachers of English in cooperation with the ERIC Clearinghouse on Reading and Communication Skills. A TRIP review which precedes the document lists its category (Auditory Discrimination-Reading), title, author, date and age range (pre-school, primary), and describes the instrument's purpose and physical characteristics.] (WR)
Publication Type: Tests/Questionnaires
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