Auditory Discrimination Tasks Performed by Mentally Retarded and Normal Children Eighty-five institutionalized mentally retarded children and 86 normal children were compared on a battery of auditory discrimination tests. Subjects were matched for mental age over the range from 4 years, 6 months to 10 years, 6 months. All had normal hearing and were judged to have intelligible speech. Normal children ... Research Article
Research Article  |   September 01, 1966
Auditory Discrimination Tasks Performed by Mentally Retarded and Normal Children
 
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  • Bernard B. Schlanger
    The Ohio State University, Columbus, Ohio
  • Gloria I. Galanowsky
    The Ohio State University, Columbus, Ohio
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Research Article   |   September 01, 1966
Auditory Discrimination Tasks Performed by Mentally Retarded and Normal Children
Journal of Speech, Language, and Hearing Research, September 1966, Vol. 9, 434-440. doi:10.1044/jshr.0903.434
History: Received September 15, 1965
 
Journal of Speech, Language, and Hearing Research, September 1966, Vol. 9, 434-440. doi:10.1044/jshr.0903.434
History: Received September 15, 1965

Eighty-five institutionalized mentally retarded children and 86 normal children were compared on a battery of auditory discrimination tests. Subjects were matched for mental age over the range from 4 years, 6 months to 10 years, 6 months. All had normal hearing and were judged to have intelligible speech. Normal children scored significantly better on all tests given, both as a total group and in mental age groups.

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