ERIC Number: ED113875
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1975
Reference Count: 0
Prototypes for Teaching Word Meaning Skills--Synonyms--to Learning Disabled Children.
Waites, Jeremiah W.
Evaluated in four studies comparing the learning of synonyms by learning disabled (LD) or normal children were the effects of four treatments: varying amounts of material to be learned, varying amounts of practice, varying stimulus familiarization, and varying association value. Results were inconclusive regarding optimal amount of material to be learned at one time. LD students required three times as many practice trials as normal Ss, thus stressing the importance of drill for LD Ss. Increasing the stimulus familiarization did not significantly improve the LD Ss' learning of synonyms. Finally, both normal and LD Ss learned more rapidly the high association synonyms, though this treatment was more effective for normal Ss than for LD Ss. (DB)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Inst. of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Educational Testing Service, Atlanta, GA.
Note: Paper presented at the International Federation of Learning Disabilities (Second International Scientific Conference, Brussels, Belgium, January 3-7, 1975)