ERIC Number: ED023214
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1968
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Learning Disability: An Educational Adventure. The 1967 Kappa Delta Pi Lecture.
Kephart, Newell C.
Educational implications and symptoms are described for learning disorders, the disruption in the processing of information within the central nervous system caused by brain damage, emotional disturbance, or inadequate presentation of learning experiences. Developmental sequences, developmental progression, and restoration of development are detailed for the human organism; educational readiness is also considered. Methods of teaching generalization are discussed from initial datum to elaboration and integration; levels of generalization are given; and reactions of rigidity, perseveration, and frustration to new learning tasks are compared. Representative teaching activities including readiness skills such as gross motor activities, balance, laterality, locomotion, coordination, experimentation, and fine motor coordination are described and illustrated by 15 figures. Suggestions are presented for classroom management, clinical procedures, and special classes to cover the range and complexity of the problems of these children. Regular classroom use is emphasized. (SN)
Descriptors: Abstract Reasoning, Cognitive Development, Cognitive Processes, Emotional Disturbances, Exceptional Child Education, Learning Activities, Learning Disabilities, Mental Rigidity, Neurological Impairments, Neurological Organization, Perception, Perceptual Motor Coordination, Perceptual Motor Learning, Stimulus Generalization, Symbolic Learning, Teaching Methods
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