Preliminary Report (April 2004, MS Word document)
The Outcomes of the Use of Music Software by Students with Significant Disabilities (Summer 2004, MS Word document)
Kirkpatrick Research Study Shows Horace Hopper students 48% higher in Math skills
Dr. Cristee Jenlilnk, Chair of Educational Development and Leadership at Northeastern State University, has published the findings of a 5 month research study of preschoolers using the Horace Hopper Musical Adventures in a Tulsa Head Start program. 4-year-olds enrolled in the Horace Hopper music system experienced a 48% gain in math skills over the children who did not participate in the program.
The 3-years-old group achieved a 9.1% gain in math and as 23.5% gain in language/linguistics over the control group.
In an August 4 article in the Tulsa World newspaper, Dr. Jenlink states, “It’s a tremendous result that has been shown in spite of the fact we found things that could be done better. Jenlink said “It (Horace Hopper) uses visual representation, storytelling and imagery more than other programs available. There is also an auditory element, and those sounds greatly appeal to a child of 3 or 4.”
Click hear to see the full article from "Tulsa World".
Kirkpatrick , Kravis, and Barthelmus foundations funded a second important study for developmentally challenged children including autistic. Two magnet schools in Oklahoma City was the test site for this new study. We posted the results above. Dr. Cristee Jenlink, Northeastern Oklahoma State, headed up this study showing significant improvement in word development and prompting needed in autistically diagnosed children.
-- Lonnie Liggit, president, Horace Hopper's Musical Adventures
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