ERIC Number: EJ393638
Record Type: CIJE
Publication Date: 1989
A Comparison of Symbol Transparency in Nonspeaking Persons with Intellectual Disabilities.
Mirenda, Pat; Locke, Peggy A.
Journal of Speech and Hearing Disorders, v54 n2 p131-40 May 1989
The investigation compared the transparency of 11 different types of symbols with 40 nonspeaking mentally retarded subjects (ages 4-20). Analysis indicated a hierarchy of difficulty with actual objects the easiest and Blissymbols and written words the hardest to understand. Results have implications for selecting initial symbol systems for nonspeaking individuals. (Author/DB)
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Researchers; Practitioners
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