ERIC Number: ED365045
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1993-Sep
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Partially Sighted Children: The Visual Processing of Words and Pictures.
Corley, Gianetta; Pring, Linda
The word and picture processing abilities of 11 children (ages 6-10) with partial vision were studied in a variety of ways over a period of 14 months. The studies found that in processing words partially sighted children, like fully sighted children, used both lexical and nonlexical processing, though perhaps in difference balance. Recognition and recall of pictures by the partially sighted children was as good as that of the fully sighted children. Fully sighted children performed better than partially sighted children when a preceding orienting question or a following elaborative sentence was provided. Results suggest that the partially sighted children had difficulty in integrating visual and verbal information which followed too closely. Results are discussed in the context of appropriate reading instruction for partially sighted children and the use they make of pictures. (Contains 21 references.) (Author/DB)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Practitioners
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Note: Paper presented at the British Educational Research Association Conference (1993).