ERIC Number: ED305799
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1988-Nov
Modality Effects in Braille Learning.
Newman, Slater E.; And Others
The study examined modality effects in the learning of Braille through providing a variety of either study or test trials in either the visual or haptic modalities. Subjects were 144 right handed college students. Results supported previous experiments demonstrating the visual modality superior to the combined visual-haptic or the haptic modality alone in the learning of Braille symbols. However, the visual-haptic condition was superior to the haptic-visual study-test ratio condition. Better performance occurred for those who studied visually and for those who were tested visually. Other findings were that performance was inversely related to item complexity. Results tended to support a modified modality adeptness hypothesis which related performance to frequency of presentation in the most adept modality. (DB)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the Psychonomic Society (Chicago, IL, November 10-12, 1988). For related document, see EC 212 600 and EC 212 751-752.