A battery of 26 auditory tests was given to groups
of 30 blind, partially sighted, and sighted children.
Primary factors defined by the tests corresponded
closely to those previously found with a similar
battery (Stankov & Horn, in press). Overall, the
blind and sighted were equal on most of the
abilities measured by the tests; however, differences
could be observed if particular primaries were
considered. Blind children performed better on tests
measuring tonal memory but worse on tests of
masking and rhythm. The partially sighted group
demonstrated poorer performance than the other
two groups; this was attributed to possible cognitive
and/or personality problems in addition to those
associated with reduced vision.
Stankov, Lazar & Spilsbury, Georgina. (1978). The measurement of auditory abilities of blind, partially sighted, and sighted children. Applied Psychological Measurement, 2, 491-503. doi:10.1177/014662167800200403
Stankov, Lazar; Spilsbury, Georgina.
The measurement of auditory abilities of blind, partially sighted, and sighted children.
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