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ERIC Number: ED257280
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1984
Pages: 8
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Hearing Impaired Children's Performance on the Piagetian Liquid Horizontality Test.
Murphy-Berman, Virginia; And Others
A paper-and-pencil test consisting of a series of 24 sketches was administered to assess the performance of hearing impaired students aged 9-12 on a Piagetian horizontality task. This age range among hearing students is the developmental period during which comprehension of the principle of horizontality should begin to emerge, indicating ability to use external frames of reference to accurately represent objects. To compare results of similar studies using hearing subjects, the effect of gender and the shape of the water container (curved versus straight-sided) on the performance of seven male and eight female hearing impaired students from a residential school was examined. Ss were selected from among students with a pure-tone hearing loss of 92 dB or greater. Results yielded significant main effects of bottle shape and bottle position. Males were found to perform better than females on some few item subsets. Among a number of conclusions drawn was that hearing impaired children can begin to appropriately represent spatial relationships at an early age, but need practice in learning to disregard distracting spatial cues. (JW)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
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Language: English
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