ERIC Number: ED268717
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1985-Nov
Reference Count: 0
A Comparison of the Receptive Discrimination Skills of Hearing Impaired and Normal Hearing College Students for English and Foreign Languages.
Downes, Meta M.; And Others
Ten hearing impaired college students and 10 normal hearing students were given receptive speech discrimination tests in English, French, and Spanish. No significant differences between English and foreign language discrimination scores were found for the normal hearing Ss. The hearing impaired Ss had significantly lower discrimination scores for foreign language than English. Findings suggested that foreign language instruction should be modified to de-emphasize hearing and speaking components. It was also concluded that the difference in performance in foreign languages by hearing impaired students is not purely auditory, but stems from lack of higher level cognitive and semantic aspects. (Author/CL)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Convention of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (12th, Washington, DC, November 22-25, 1985).