An investigation of the effects of symbolic play on aura language comprehension in five-, six-, and seven-year old native American children

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University of Wisconsin--Madison, 1977 - Juvenile Fiction - 176 pages
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ability action activity Age of Subject Analysis of Variance APPENDIX associative learning aural comprehension AURAL LANGUAGE COMPREHENSION aural prose bear Bender Biggest Bear Child Development Child Psychology child's play child's world cloze procedure cloze task cognitive comparison group comprehension task control group criteria dependent variable developmental differences divergent thinking DOCTOR OF PHILOSOPHY during condition Educational Psychology effect of imagery effects of play Englewood experiment experimental facilitative factor fantasy play form of play Freyburg grade children Greenfield Group n Guttman However hypothesized imagery condition imagery instructions imagery strategy imaging imposed imagery indicate that play indicated induced imagery interaction intrinsic motivation Johnny Journal of Educational kindergarten kindergarten children Lesgold et al Levin listen Longobardi Lovinger low fantasy low SES main effect maple sugar Massachusetts Mean Correct Responses mediating device mental mental imagery mental representation mnemonic Native American children Neumann neutral prompts nursery school objects older children paired-associate pantomime passage performed better Piaget picture construction picture—high word picture—low word play activity play behavior Play Mediation PLAY ON AURAL play research play treatment play-like prepositional preschool present investigation present study prose comprehension prose learning Pulaski puppets randomly assigned recall rehearsal representation Rt SM H Saltz and Johnson sample self action sensorimotor SES children Severson Shimron Smilansky Standard Deviations story story very carefully strategy Sutton-Smith symbolic play tactual contact tested thematic play Thomas Daniels toys treatment groups type of play University of Maryland University of Wisconsin verbal Wolff word young children Ypsilanti

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