ERIC Number: ED125005
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1975-May-9
Reference Count: 0
A New Approach to Assessing Speech Sound Perception in Children. Professional Paper No. 31.
Rudegeair, Robert E.
Traditional tests of auditory discrimination require children to match successively-presented syllables in short term memory. In the normal course of events perceptual confusions occur as a mismatch between an utterance and stored linguistic data. A speech sound perception task based on matching-to-memory was constructed and administered to 80 children from four age groups. Results show that traditional tests underestimate normal children's perceptual control over phonological oppositions. The data also reveal a novel dimension of perceptual confusion data related to marked and unmarked feature categories. (Author)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Southwest Regional Laboratory for Educational Research and Development, Los Alamitos, CA.