ERIC Number: ED043994
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1970-Jul
Reference Count: 0
A Program of Visual-Motor-Perceptual Training to Determine Its Effects upon Primary Level Children with Reading and Learning Deficiencies. Final Report.
Litchfield, Ticknor B.
The purpose of the project was to determine to what extent visual, motor, and perceptual training would improve the reading and general achievement of children with visual, motor, and perceptual deficiencies. Eighty first, second, and third graders, identified as having such handicaps by gross and fine screening instruments, were randomly divided into experimental and control groups. For 1/2 hour per day for six months, training exercises and activities were conducted in the following categories: ocular motor, movement skills, laterality and directionality, spatial judgments, eye-hand coordination, and visualization. Post-tests administered were the Fine Screening Instrument, Lorge-Thorndike IQ Test, Gates-McGinitie Reading Test, and Stanford Achievement Test. The IQ and Achievement Tests showed no gains of the experimental group over the control group. But the fine screening results showed more improvement in visual-motor-perceptual functioning by the experimental group, and anecdotal records by classroom teachers reported progress by nearly all the experimental students. (KW)
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: New York State Education Dept., Albany. Div. of Research.
Authoring Institution: Ramapo Central School District 1, Suffern, NY.