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An Investigation Of The Auditory Selective Attention Abilities Of Children Completing A Kindergarten Program, Mary Elise Dechristopher Aug 1978

An Investigation Of The Auditory Selective Attention Abilities Of Children Completing A Kindergarten Program, Mary Elise Dechristopher

Education and Human Development Master's Theses

This study investigated the ability of beginning readers to perform auditory selective attention tasks through the use of dichotic listening tapes.

It also examined if the measurement of the task in the auditory area did complement significantly a traditional reading readiness assessment.

Subjects listened to a total of four tapes. The subjects were instructed to listen for certain categories mentioned by the female. After each tape, subjects were asked to recall those items mentioned by the female. The number of correct responses was tabulated to yield a central score. Subjects were also asked if they could recall any of the ...