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ERIC Number: ED243295
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1984-Jan
Pages: 81
Abstractor: N/A
A Multisensory Language Approach to the Introduction of the Alphabet to Hearing Impaired Preschoolers.
Jaworski, Anne Porter; Schroder, Ann
The project was designed to develop a multisensory, language-oriented curriculum to introduce the letters of the alphabet to six hearing impaired preschoolers. Every week a new letter is introduced via such tasks as art and cooking activities, snacks, beginning sound picture cards, yarn and lacing letters, sandpaper letters, alphabet string beads, and name cards. Evaluation of the curriculum's effectiveness was undertaken through 14 activities centered on the child's spontaneous usage and on labeling and identification tasks. Narrative reports of the Ss in the project are presented, and evaluation data are offered for each. Results revealed that the youngest students (2.5 and 3 years old) achieved the original goal of enhancing their receptive awareness to the letters of the alphabet and the older students (3.5 through 5) also increased their expressive skills. Recommendations are offered for older students and for extended activities. (CL)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A