ERIC Number: ED048340
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1970-Sep
Reference Count: 0
Effects of Design Board Training on the Performance Scale and Subtests of the WPPSI.
Rosner, Jerome; And Others
The effects of a visual motor training program that attempts to teach 5-year-olds the underlying cognitive structures used in copying geometric designs are assessed. The Design Board Program teaches the child a systematic method for analyzing complex two-dimensional graphic patterns. It is based on the theory that accurate replication of geometric designs depends on the child's ability to view a design as though it was a construction of individual elements arranged on a matrix of vertical and horizontal coordinates. Ten children participated in the experiment, 5 of whom received training during the course of the year. Each child, in turn, attended daily training sessions, lasting 15-20 minutes, for an average of about 20 sessions. The five performance subtests of the Wechsler Preschool and Primary Scale of Intelligence were individually administered to all the children at six-week intervals. The results, when the trained and non-trained children were compared, seem to support the hypotheses that the Design Board training program has an immediate, positive effect upon the skills involved in copying designs, and that the effect is generalized to other psychomotor tasks. (PR)
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Pittsburgh Univ., PA. Learning Research and Development Center.
Identifiers: Design Board Training Program
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Educational Research Association, New York, New York, February 1971