ERIC Number: ED036813
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1969-Jun
Reference Count: 0
The Motor Facilitation Program of School District 21, Wheeling, Illinois.
When selected as a model program the main objective of the kindergarten Motor Facilitation Program (MFP) was to prepare a child in readiness skills which would make possible easier achievement in reading at the first grade level. The purpose of the additional-help phase of the MFP was to help children in grades one through six who continue to display poor perceptual-motor abilities or who display learning problems physically and academically. A junior high program for 24 students considered low achievers consisted of a sequence of motor skills used in combination with the language arts program. Indications are that there was more growth shown by the experimental group above the natural maturation development as shown by the control group. Test results for those in the additional help program were shown. In the junior experimental group, seven out of nine students improved their reading level, while only two in the control group improved their reading level. The research reported herein was funded under Title III of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act. (KJ)
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Sponsor: Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Elk Grove Training and Development Center, Arlington Heights, IL.; Wheeling Community Consolidated School District 21, IL.