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ERIC Number: ED015090
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1966-Apr-20
Pages: 12
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THE RELATION BETWEEN HAND-EYE PREFERENCE AND FIRST-GRADE READING--A FOLLOW-UP STUDY.
FRY, MAURINE; MUEHL, SIEGMAR
THE RESULTS OF A FOLLOWUP INVESTIGATION TO DETERMINE WHETHER THE PERSISTENCE OF LEFT-LATERAL TENDENCIES OF A GROUP OF CHILDREN WAS RELATED TO FIRST-GRADE READING PERFORMANCE ARE REPORTED. THE ORIGINAL INVESTIGATION AT THE PRESCHOOL LEVEL INCLUDED 64 SUBJECTS. FORTY SUBJECTS REMAINED IN THE LOCAL SCHOOL SYSTEM THROUGH FIRST GRADE FOR THE FOLLOWUP TESTING. THE SUBJECTS WERE RETESTED FOR HAND-EYE PREFERENCE USING THE DRAWING AND CUTTING HAND TESTS AND THE MILES (1930) TEST OF BINOCULAR SIGHTING PREFERENCE. SUBJECTS WERE CLASSIFIED RIGHT- OR LEFT-HANDED IF THEY PERFORMED CONSISTENTLY IN BOTH DRAWING AND CUTTING AND MIXED IF INCONSISTENT. IN ADDITION, AN IQ ESTIMATE WAS OBTAINED WITH THE WISC VOCABULARY SUBTEST. THE RESULTS SHOW SIGNIFICANT DIFFERENCES FAVORING THE CONSISTENT RIGHT GROUP IN BOTH READING AND ARITHMETIC. EYEDNESS WAS AN IMPORTANT FACTOR IN DIRECTIONAL RELATIONS. BRIGHTER CHILDREN WITH A NATURAL MOTOR TENDENCY IN RIGHT-TO-LEFT DIRECTION ADAPTED READILY TO PERIPHERAL VISUAL DIFFICULTIES FOR WORD RECOGNITION IN ISOLATION AND IN SEQUENCE. NO EVIDENCE WAS PRESENTED TO WARRANT ATTEMPTING TO CHANGE A CHILD'S HAND-EYE STATUS. REFERENCES AND TABLES ARE GIVEN. THIS PAPER WAS PRESENTED AT THE COUNCIL FOR EXCEPTIONAL CHILDREN CONFERENCE (TORONTO, APRIL 20, 1966). (MC)
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