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ERIC Number: ED137741
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1976
Pages: 155
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An Experimental Study in Oral Language Readiness in Paradigmatic Language Behavior in Two Primary Classes of Learning Disabled Children.
Cartelli, Lora Marie
Four randomly selected classes of learning-disabled children (N = 46) participated in a study of the effect of paradigmatic training in oral language skills on specific reading abilities. Two classes used the Key to Learning series as the experimental treatment, and two classes served as a control group. Tests of reading skills and of paradigmatic language structures were administered as pretests, posttests, and follow-up measures; Stanford-Binet intelligence scores were used to divide students into high-ability and low-ability groups prior to testing. Analysis of results indicated that children who received special training performed significantly better on all criterion measures, that gains were rapid and positive for the experimental group, that intellectual ability did not interact with treatment or time of testing, and that training did interact with treatment. Results were interpreted as indicating that paradigmatic language behaviors are teachable and testable and that they represent an important skill in oral and written communication. (Author/AA)
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Publication Type: Dissertations/Theses
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Note: Ph.D. Dissertation, University of Georgia