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ERIC Number: ED018468
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1967-Mar-31
Pages: 12
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TWO TESTS OF PERCEPTUAL-MOTOR FUNCTION, THE DRAW-A-PERSON AND THE BENDER-GESTALT.
FISHER, SARA
THE DRAW-A-PERSON AND THE BENDER-GESTALT TESTS WERE ADMINISTERED TO A GROUP OF SIBLINGS PARTICIPATING IN A STUDY OF LEARNING DISABILITY. THE SIBLINGS WERE DIVIDED INTO FOUR GROUPS OF SUBJECTS--EDUCATIONALLY HANDICAPPED (EH), SUCCESSFUL ACADEMIC (SA) CONTROLS, EDUCATIONALLY HANDICAPPED SIBLINGS (EHS), AND SUCCESSFUL ACADEMIC SIBLINGS (SAS) CONTROLS. ALTHOUGH THE TESTS ARE FELT TO BE SIMILAR IN THAT THEY REQUIRE MOTOR ACTIVITY AND SOME DRAWING SKILL, THE BENDER IS MORE STIMULUS-BOUND, IS GEOMETRIC RATHER THAN HUMAN, AND INVOLVES IMMEDIATE PERCEPTION RATHER THAN MEMORY FUNCTIONING. NEVERTHELESS, BOTH SCALES SHOWED AN APPRECIABLE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN THE EH AND SA CHILDREN. THE EHS AND SAS GROUPS SCORED IN PATTERNS CLOSE TO THAT OF THEIR RELATED SIBLINGS. THE TESTS WERE SCORED BY FOUR DIFFERENT METHODS AND THE RESULTS REMAINED CONSISTENT. ANALYSES OF THE DATA OBTAINED FROM THESE TESTS SUGGEST THAT THE PROBLEM OF THE EH GROUPS DOES NOT LIE IN AN INABILITY TO SEE CORRECTLY. HOWEVER SOME OF THEIR PROBLEMS COULD BE SOLVED BY DISCRIMINATION TRAINING. THIS PAPER WAS PREPARED FOR PRESENTATION AT THE SRCD MEETINGS IN NEW YORK, MARCH 31, 1967. (DK)
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Identifiers: BENDER GESTALT TEST; Bender Gestalt Test for Young Children; DRAW A PERSON TEST