ERIC Number: ED112572
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1975
Reference Count: 0
The Effect of Orthographic Structure on the Perception of Letter Sequencies by Deaf and Hearing Children.
Friedman, Judith B.; Gillooly, William B.
To investigate the development of the process whereby deaf Ss attend to the orthographic structure of written materials, the perception of words and letter sequences by 108 deaf and hearing Ss matched at three grade levels (grades 1, 2, and 4) of word reading was studied. Ss were shown three sets of structured/unstructured stimuli (such as "VUNS" and "NSUV") and were instructed to write down all or as much of the stimulus as they could after the cessation of the stimulus presentation. It was found that both the deaf and hearing Ss were influenced by orthographic structure at the earliest levels and that the hearing Ss showed no over-all superiority in this task. An additional finding that fourth grade level deaf Ss performed better than hearing Ss on unstructured items led to the conclusion that older deaf Ss had developed a compensatory skill permitting superior perception of unstructured items. (Author/LS)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers
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Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Educational Research Association (Washington, D.C., March 30-April 3, 1975); Not available in hard copy due to light print of original document