Relationship Between Reading and Selected Auditory Abilities of Third-Grade Children This project studied auditory abilities of a selected group of advanced and retarded third-grade readers from high and low socioeconomic environments. Two general hypotheses were posed: (1) advanced and retarded readers perform differently on auditory tasks; and (2) socioeconomic environment affects auditory ability. A one-hour battery of auditory tests was ... Research Article
Research Article  |   December 01, 1970
Relationship Between Reading and Selected Auditory Abilities of Third-Grade Children
 
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  • Pauline T. Flynn
    University of Kansas, Lawrence, Kansas
  • Margaret C. Byrne
    University of Kansas, Lawrence, Kansas
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Research Article   |   December 01, 1970
Relationship Between Reading and Selected Auditory Abilities of Third-Grade Children
Journal of Speech, Language, and Hearing Research, December 1970, Vol. 13, 731-740. doi:10.1044/jshr.1304.731
History: Received January 31, 1969
 
Journal of Speech, Language, and Hearing Research, December 1970, Vol. 13, 731-740. doi:10.1044/jshr.1304.731
History: Received January 31, 1969

This project studied auditory abilities of a selected group of advanced and retarded third-grade readers from high and low socioeconomic environments. Two general hypotheses were posed: (1) advanced and retarded readers perform differently on auditory tasks; and (2) socioeconomic environment affects auditory ability. A one-hour battery of auditory tests was administered to 39 third-grade children, all of whom were at least one year ahead or one year behind grade level in reading achievement. This research indicated that significant differences existed between advanced and retarded readers on the auditory tasks. Socioeconomic environment, alone, did not affect auditory ability. The advanced readers from both levels performed similarly, and so did the retarded readers. Significant differences were more frequently found when the groups had more widely divergent mean IQ scores.

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