ERIC Number: ED026688
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1968-Jul
Reference Count: 0
A Multi-District Use of Visual Training as an Instructional Approach in Elementary Education. Final Report.
Rohr, Alice M.
Perceptual deficits in child development have been found to be very common in the underachiever. Such deficits can be identified and treated with training in coordination skills such as large motor, hand-eye, and auditory-speech. This paper reports an innovative training project in three New York state elementary schools. Subjects were selected from grades one through three by low scores on seven tests of various coordination skills and achievement. Pupils met with the teacher in pairs for two, half-hour periods a week during a school year. Training included large-motor skills, five motor and hand-eye coordinations, auditory perception, and critical thinking skills. At the end of the year, the tests were re-administered, and gains were registered in all areas, well in excess of expected gains. From 50-75% of all pupils progressed beyond normal growth rate. Retesting a year later showed no regression of skills. Improvement in academic work as well as increased attention span was reported by teachers for about 50% of pupils in training. (BP)
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Sponsor: New York State Education Dept., Albany. Div. of Research.
Authoring Institution: Albany-Schoharie-Schenectady Board of Cooperative Educational Services, Albany, NY.