ERIC Number: ED027368
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1968-Aug
Reference Count: 0
Effectiveness of a Special Program for Development of Word Recognition by Culturally Disadvantaged First Grade Pupils. Final Report.
Fortenberry, Warren D.
The purpose of this study was to determine the effectiveness of visual perceptual training on word recognition and reading achievement of disadvantaged first grade pupils. The experimental groups received the Frostig Program for the Development of Visual Perception in addition to the regular readiness program for a period of 12 weeks. The control groups received the readiness program as outlines in the Teacher's Manual of the basal series. Testing was done at the end of 12, 18, and 24 weeks using the Gates Primary Reading Tests to measure word recognition and reading achievement. Analysis of variance treatment indicated that both groups showed significant gains on both total reading and word recognition scores at the end of the 24 weeks. Interpretation of the results of this study question the use of the Frostig material with disadvantaged children. (EF)
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC. Bureau of Research.
Authoring Institution: University of Southern Mississippi, Hattiesburg.
Identifiers: Frostig Developmental Program of Visual Perception; Gates MacGinitie Reading Tests; Mississippi