ERIC Number: ED028835
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1965-Dec-13
Reference Count: 0
A Rationale for Developmental Testing and Training.
Arner, Robert S.
Man's phylogenetic development has resulted in a potential for environmental interaction in a symbolic and conceptual manner. There are ontogenetic requirements to develop such potential. The process by which man learns is sequential and involves perceptual-motor-cognitive abilities. There is an optimum respectivity period at each developmental level; and if this period is passed without learning taking place, guidance should be provided to avoid performance difficulties. Physical movement is the basis for perception. A goal of developmental efficiency is the reduction of movement through symbolic manipulation and visualization. Developmental guidance must recapituate ontogeny. The implications of developmental inadequacies in perceptual motor skills in adults, emotionally disturbed, and mentally handicapped children are discussed, and many citations are included in this master's thesis. (MS)
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Rockford Coll., IL.
Note: Paper presented at the annual meeting of the American Academy of Optometry, Chicago, Illinois, December 13, 1965