Document Type


Date of Degree Completion


Degree Name

Master of Education (MEd)



Committee Chair

Dohn A. Miller

Second Committee Member

T. F. Naumann

Third Committee Member

O. W. Wensley


It was the purpose of this study to present a review of the modern literature on perception, with an emphasis on the auditory modality, in an effort to summarize what research says concerning: 1. the neurological makeup of the perceiving organism; 2. the linguistic makeup of the perceiving organism; 3. the nature of innate perceptual capacities and of acquired percepts; 4. the nature of perceptual deficits and the importance of early identification; 5. the interrelationship of feedback and perception; 6. the interrelationship of auditory discrimination to perception; 7. the dynamics of system functions as it applies to perceptual choices; and 8. the feasibility of behavior modification as a remediation technique for perception deficits.