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ERIC Number: ED113863
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1975-Jan
Reference Count: 0
Prototypes for Teaching Sentence Comprehension Skills to Learning Disabled Children.
McBride, Ralph D.
Summarized were eight studies comparing aspects of sentence comprehension skills in normal and learning disabled (LD) children. Questions such as the following were posed: Does the transformation of kernel sentences to passive negative questions affect sentence comprehension? Does the amount of feedback affect the level of sentence comprehension? Do visual phrasing cues affect comprehension of simple or complex sentences? Analysis of results suggested conclusions such as the following: Normal children score higher in sentence comprehension regardless of the type of reading task than do LD children. The rate of learning over the first trials is higher for normals than LD children, though the learning rate of LD children may continue to increase over trials after the normals' learning rate has levelled off. Passive negative questions are as easy to comprehend as kernel sentences for both LD and normal children. Visual phrasing cues do not affect sentence comprehension. (Author/DB)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Inst. of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Georgia Univ., Athens.
Note: Paper presented at the Conference of the International Scientific Federation of Learning Disabilities (2nd, Brussels, Belgium,January 3-7, 1975)