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ERIC Number: ED040823
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1970-Mar-20
Pages: 16
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Perceptual-Motor Development and Reading.
Klesius, Stephen E.
Reviewed were 28 research studies which investigated the effect of perceptual-motor programs on the reading achievement of students with average or higher intellectual ability. Despite possible criticisms of some investigations, all studies reviewed were reported to acquaint the reader with the range of available research literature. Of the studies reviewed, 12 investigations supported the hypothesis that perceptual-motor development programs enhance reading achievement. The reviewer concluded that the effectiveness of perceptual-motor development programs in improving reading ability can neither be confirmed nor denied. In general, perceptual-motor programs employing a wide variety of experiences appear to show promise with underachieving intermediate-grade students and preschool children. The effectiveness of Delacato- and Frostig-type programs is doubtful. The inclusion of individualized perceptual-motor programs for kindergarten and primary-grade children in physical education classes is developmentally appropriate. Perceptual-motor development provides a medium for self-concept enhancement. A 40-item bibliography is included. (Author/WB)
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Note: Paper presented at the National College Reading Association conference, Philadelphia, Pa., Mar. 19-21, 1970