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ERIC Number: ED111119
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1974-Dec
Pages: 234
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: 0
ISBN: N/A
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Evaluation of Programs for Hearing Impaired Children: Report of 1973-74. Research Report No. 81.
Moores, Donald F.; And Others
Presented is the fourth year report of a 4-year longitudinal study comparing effectiveness of seven preschool programs for deaf children. Schools are seen to emphasize either an oral-aural, Rochester (Oral-aural plus finger spelling), or total communication method of instruction. Included in the report are a brief review of literature on educational programs for the deaf, summaries of earlier yearly reports, descriptions of the programs and subjects studied, project findings, and appendixes (such as a classroom observation schedule). Among findings reported are: that Ss' scores on the Illinois Test of Psycholinguistic Abilities (ITPA) were almost identical to the scores of normal hearing children; that Ss' scores on the Metropolitan Achievement Tests Primer Battery were equal to those of hearing children in reading and were lower in arithmetic; that scores on a Receptive Communication scale showed sound alone to be the least efficient communication mode (44 percent) rising to 88 percent when speechreading, fingerspelling, and signs were added; that improved scores on a test for understanding the printed word (76 percent as compared to 56 percent in 1973 and 38 percent in 1972) reflected increasing emphasis on the teaching of reading; and that deaf children who have been "mainstreamed" do not differ in intelligence, reading, arithmetic achievement, ITPA scores, or overall communication abilities. (LS)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
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Sponsor: Bureau of Education for the Handicapped (DHEW/OE), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Minnesota Univ., Minneapolis. Research, Development, and Demonstration Center in Education of Handicapped Children.
Note: For related information see ED 071 239 and 089 525