ERIC Number: ED245525
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1982-Dec
Reference Count: 0
Non-Speech Communication: Studies of Factors Affecting the Facilitative Effects of Signing When Used as an Aid to Communication Development in Persons Having Severe Communication Impairments but Essentially Normal Hearing. Final Report.
Lloyd, Lyle L.; And Others
The report describes activities and accomplishments of a project examining facilitative effects of manual signs on oral language comprehension of communication disordered but normal hearing students. The initial section details background and pre-grant studies leading up to the project effort. Studies touched upon such aspects as presentation modality efficiency, sign translucency, and use of unaided nonspeech communication with this population. The second section addresses the findings of the project, which considered the appropriate methodology for the study of sign learning, iconicity (relationship between the sign and its referent), and the manner of presentation of the stimulus sign (including paired-associate studies investigating the effects of presence or absence of sign on learning). The third section describes a shift in emphasis within the project to include mentally retarded populations and presents a list of the status of specific project components. Reports on dissemination activities conclude the document. (CL)
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Special Education Programs (ED/OSERS), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Purdue Univ., Lafayette, IN.