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ERIC Number: ED163692
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1977
Pages: 11
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: 0
Comparison of Audiovisual and Traditional Methods for Teaching Language Concepts to Retarded Children.
Striffler, Nancy; And Others
A videotape designed to teach the color red to 18 retarded children (ages 3-5 years) was tested in comparison to traditional methods of instruction. The children were divided into three groups, one viewed the experimental videotape, one traditionally taught videotape, and one a non-televised traditional presentation, each was instructed by the selected method twice a day for four consecutive days. No significant difference was found among the three conditions. Results suggest that presentation of common objects, familiar child-like situations, and requests for viewer participation were most successful in gaining orientation; and that television instruction might be an effective tool in the language development program of retarded children. (Author/PHR)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A