ERIC Number: ED126647
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1976-Aug
Reference Count: N/A
Language Training for TMR Children: Third-Year Results and Comparison with First Two Years: The Peabody, Distar and ITPA Programs. Termination Report (Technical Data). July 1, 1974 to June 30, 1975.
Proger, Barton B.; Leiss, Robert H.
Effects of the different components of the Distar language program were tested on 48 trainable mentally retarded (TMR) children. Three designs were used comparing IQ, sex, continuation status, selected standardized test results, and replicates. Results indicated that the degree of previous formal language training (continuation status) did not have any effect on current functioning. The Distar program produced steady, acceptable progress of the TMR children throughout the school year. In addition, the Distar program proved more effective when compared with the Peabody Language Development program received by 40 TMR children. (The report presents final, third-year data representing part of a series of studies on the most effective language training activities for TMR children. The major portion consists of statistical data. Results of the first 2 years' studies are reviewed. (IM)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Bureau of Elementary and Secondary Education (DHEW/OE), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Montgomery County Intermediate Unit 23, Blue Bell, PA.
Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: Peabody Language Development Kits