ERIC Number: ED045329
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1970
Reference Count: 0
Model Programs: Childhood Education. Perceptual Development Center Program.
American Institutes for Research in the Behavioral Sciences, Silver Spring, MD.
The Perceptual Development Center was established in 1967 through ESEA Title III funds to provide diagnostic and remedial services for reading disabled elementary-school students. Concentrating on dyslexic students, the program includes a demonstration center, a diagnostic program, inservice training programs, and community education. Approximately 50 children attend the center on a full-day basis until their achievement allows them to return to the regular classroom. They engage in regular school subjects as well as in special reading instruction related to their individual difficulties. Area teachers attend demonstration lessons and take part in inservice programs conducted by the center staff. The focus of these programs is to familiarize teachers with the center's program and materials and to make them better able to deal with reading difficulties in their classrooms. The staff includes a director, an assistant director, testing and recreation supervisors, teachers and aides, and volunteers. (MS)
Descriptors: Beginning Reading, Demonstration Programs, Disadvantaged, Dyslexia, Elementary School Students, Inservice Teacher Education, Paraprofessional School Personnel, Parent Participation, Reading Centers, Reading Difficulty, Reading Programs, Remedial Reading, Resource Centers
Superintendent of Documents, U.S. Government Printing Office, Washington, D.C. 20402 (HE 5.220:20142, $.20)
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Economic Opportunity, Washington, DC.; Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: American Institutes for Research in the Behavioral Sciences, Silver Spring, MD.