ERIC Number: ED105477
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1967
Reference Count: N/A
Differential Effects on the ITPA [Illinois Test of Psycholinguistic Abilities] Profile of the Experimental Version of Level #1 of the Peabody Language Development Kits with Disadvantaged First-Grade Children. IMRID Papers and Reports, Volume 4, No. 6.
Dunn, Lloyd M.; Mueller, Max W.
The differential effects of the experimental revision of Level 1 of the Peabody Language Development Kits (PLDK) on the Illinois Test of Psycholinguistic Abilities (ITPA) profiles of disadvantaged first-grade children were studied. Contrasted with 203 control subjects were 529 experimental subjects who received a daily 30-minute oral language stimulation exercise from the PLDK throughout the school year. The study took place in schools located in a southern inner-city where over three-quarters of the pupils were black. The program was differentially effective, having its greatest effects on associative and expressive components of the ITPA. The greatest gains were on the subtest which measures the ability to express ideas in spoken words and on the subtest which measures the ability to reason with analogies. It was weakest in teaching receptive and automatic (nonmeaningful) aspects of language. The failure to improve the syntactical skills of the pupils suggests that the PLDK lessons need to be supplemented with grammatical exercises to correct a major oral language defect of disadvantaged children of the type studied in this investigation. (Author/TS)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
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Sponsor: National Inst. of Child Health and Human Development (NIH), Bethesda, MD.
Authoring Institution: George Peabody Coll. for Teachers, Nashville, TN. Inst. on Mental Retardation and Intellectual Development.
Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: Illinois Test of Psycholinguistic Abilities; Peabody Language Development Kits