ERIC Number: ED142032
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1977-Jun
Reference Count: 0
A Comparison of Manual and Oral Language Training with Mute Retarded Children: Year II.
Kahn, James V.
Investigated was the relative effectiveness of sign language and verbal language training in teaching 12 nonverbal hearing retarded children (4-9 years old) to communicate. Ss were randomly assigned to one of three groups: speech training (based on the Bricker, Dennison, Watson, and Vincent-Smith program), sign language training (adapted from the Bricker, et al program), and a control group. Results indicated that Ss receiving verbal or sign language training made progress, with neither group demonstrating more progress than the other. None of the Ss in the control group developed communication skills. (CL)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Illinois State Dept. of Mental Health and Developmental Disabilities, Springfield.
Authoring Institution: Illinois Univ., Chicago. Chicago Circle Campus.
Note: Paper presented at the Annual meeting of the American Association on Mental Deficiency (101st, New Orleans, Louisiana, June, 1977)