ERIC Number: ED036411
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1969-Dec
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An Investigation of the Effectiveness of a Special Program Upon the Development of Visual Perception for Word Recognition of Culturally Disadvantaged First Grade Students.
Fortenberry, Warren D.
Determination of the effectiveness of visual perceptual training upon word recognition and subsequent reading achievement of the culturally disadvantaged first grader was this study's goal. Forty-eight pupils in two sections of the first grade of an elementary school in Louisiana tested the hypotheses that no difference would be revealed in the level of word recognition, in the level of reading achievement, and in the progress of reading achievement between two groups. The experimental groups received the Frostig Program for the Development of Visual Perception, and the control groups received the regular basal reader program. Results of tests generally supported the three hypotheses, indicating that the introduction of this particular type of program is not of lasting value. Conjecture was that the control groups eventually would not only maintain the pace of the experimental groups but would surpass them. Indication was that habits could be introduced that would cause a continual setback for the culturally disadvantaged child. References are included. (NH)
Descriptors: Disadvantaged, Grade 1, Language Acquisition, Perceptual Development, Primary Education, Reading Achievement, Reading Level, Reading Programs, Reading Readiness, Reading Research, Reading Tests, Visual Perception, Word Recognition
Nineteenth National Reading Conference Yearbook
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Identifiers: Frostig Developmental Program of Visual Perception
Note: Paper presented at the National Reading Conference, Atlanta, Ga., Dec. 4-6, 1969