ERIC Number: ED116370
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1975-Oct
Reference Count: 0
Sensory Modality Preferences: Measurement of Selected Psychological "Process" Variables and Their Validity; Implications for Aptitude-Treatment Interaction Research with Learning Disabled Children.
Mann, Lester; And Others
In an attempt to clarify the phenomena of psychological "process" variables, as applied to children with learning disabilities, a study was made of sensory modality preferences in 64 kindergarten and 64 first grade children. Ss were given a battery of seven measures grouped under the following four headings: standardized test approach; controlled laboratory approach; classroom-oriented approach; and teacher observation. For each of the seven measures, both a visual and an auditory mode were presented to each child. A series of four analyses was performed. The first series generated descriptive statistics on 81 variables in kindergarten and on 79 variables in first grade. The second series studied the standard z discrepancy scores between auditory and visual performances in the context of several complex factorial designs. The third series used the standard z scores of the second to study the incidence and nature of various types of sensory modality profiles. The fourth series used percentage correct (mastery) scores embedded in complex factorial designs to examine various types of auditory-visual comparisons. (Author/DB)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Montgomery County Intermediate Unit 23, Blue Bell, PA.