ERIC Number: ED102531
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1975-May
Reference Count: 0
A Comparison of Visual Discrimination Skills of Regular Class Pupils Categorized by Levels of Word Recognition Ability with Pupils Placed in a Special Class.
Buckland, Pearl A.; Ash, Michael J.
The purpose of this study was to investigate the visual discrimination abilities of regular class children with varying levels of word recognition skill and of special class children. Word recognition and intelligence scores were obtained on 90 primary-aged children in regular classes and on seven children in a special class. The subjects were required to match twelve standard graphemes with an identical form when the identical form was placed with a maximum of twelve transformations of the standard. The graphemes used were copies of those developed by Gibson and included the standard forms and four kinds of transformation: line to curve, rotations and reversals, perspective, and close and break. The data were analyzed by means of a multivariate analysis, analysis of variance, and correlation coefficients. The results indicated that regular class pupils of differing levels of word recognition skill did not differ significantly by level in discrimination ability and that no significant relation existed between any of the visual discrimination skills and word recognition ability for the special class children. (Author/WR)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
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Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the International Reading Association (20th, New York City, May 13-16, 1975)