ERIC Number: ED132777
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1973-Oct-31
Reference Count: 0
Teaching Vocabulary and Linguistic Concepts to Pre-Lingually Hearing-Impaired Children by Means of Programmed Instruction. Final Report.
Moore, George H.
The research project addressed itself to the problem of mastering the meaning of multiple-meaning words by 17 prelingually hearing impaired children (8-14 years old). It was hypothesized that it should be possible to develop programed instruction using visuals and vocabulary appropriate for a given designated group which could be individually presented to a student with a degree of learning to be expected to take place. Ten multiple-meaning words with 40 meanings were programed, with accompanying pre-post-tests. The programs were presented by means of a teaching machine which provided both visual and auditory stimuli, the latter, individually amplified for each testee. Inadequate allotment of time for the project precluded full developmental field testing. The presentation of the programs and tests differed in that in one school they were given by the program director. In the schools in which the programs and testing were a part of the regular school program--i.e., presented by the classroom teacher, scores increased to a statistical significance. Results indicated that individualized program instruction can be productive in teaching vocabulary and linguistics to hearing-impaired children if made a part of the regular program. (Included among appended material are an outline of objectives for each program unit, sample test frames for one unit, and tables with statistical data). (SBH)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Bureau of Education for the Handicapped (DHEW/OE), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: N/A