ERIC Number: ED111128
Record Type: RIE
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Music Training for Severely and Profoundly Retarded Individuals.
Kesler, Buford; Richmond, Bert O.
Investigated were the effects of sex, ability and training method on the musical instrument playing ability of 16 institutionalized severely and profoundly retarded persons ages 7 to 20 years. Ss were randomly assigned to one of four treatment groups, and the time required to reach criterion playing a familiar tune was recorded. Data indicated that with training some severely and profoundly retarded persons can learn elementary music skills. Sex and training method produced no significant effects, although ability was found to be an influencing factor. (CL)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
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Authoring Institution: Georgia Univ., Athens.