ERIC Number: ED092112
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1974-Mar
Reference Count: N/A
Auditory-Perceptual Learning in Educable Mentally Retarded Children. Research Report No. 747.
This study investigated whether or not Sights and Sounds, a filmstrip-record series originally designed for speech-hearing handicapped children, could produce perceptual discrimination learning of familiar sounds in primary level educable mentally retarded (EMR) children and whether EMR children were susceptible to perceptual learning via application of the stimulus Response (SR) concept of paired-associate learning. Twelve EMR students were randomly selected from three primary schools. Subjects were divided into experimental and control groups. A pretest, a treatment sequence, and a posttest were administered. Students were exposed to filmstrips which presented 12 familiar sounds, then were asked to identify the associated scenes in a test booklet. Data were analyzed using the Latin chi-square and the t-test. The results indicated that the filmstrips could produce auditory perceptual discriminative learning in EMR children at the primary school level of development. (Author)
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.