Understanding Basic Temporal Relations in Primary School Pupils with Hearing Impairments

Adinda Dulčić, Koraljka Bakota, Zrinka Šaler


Time can be observed as a subjective, as well as an objective phenomenon which is a component of our life, and due to its communicational needs, it is standardized by temporal signs and symbols. The aim of this study was to determine the understanding of basic temporal relations of pupils with hearing impairments. We assumed that the knowledge of basic time relations is a precondition for the acquisition of knowledge that is connected with the understanding of the syllabus in regular school programmes. Three groups of pupils have been examined: pupils with hearing impairments who attend the primary school of Polyclinic SUVAG under special condition, integrated hearing impaired pupils with minor additional difficulties who attend regular primary schools in Zagreb with a prolonged expert procedure and pupils of the control group. The subjects have been examined with a measuring instrument constructed by the expert team of the Polyclinic SUVAG. Twenty nine subjects have been questioned, chronologically aged between 10 and 12.


Adinda Dulčić; Koraljka Bakota; Zrinka Šaler

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