ERIC Number: ED056428
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1971-May
Reference Count: 0
A Program for the Identification and Remediation of Perceptual Deficiencies in Kindergarten and Primary Grade Students. Final Interim Progress Report.
Padalino, Jane P.
A 3-year program for early identification and remediation of perceptual deficiencies to prevent or minimize learning disabilities was conducted with two successive kindergarten classes. The 1967 class received intensive training for 3 years, while the 1968 class received intensive training for 2 years. Comparison of pre and posttest data for students receiving intensive training indicated improvement in areas of visual-motor integration, certain aspects of gross motor development, particularly in awareness of body parts. Occasional indications were also found of significant improvement in associative processes and in sequencing. Test results also suggested carry over from training success to academic achievement. Children receiving the enrichment program in the class of 1967 were said to score significantly higher than the control group on vocabulary tests. In general, written statements by teachers, specialists, and administrators demonstrated project effectiveness. Children in the training program were found to be more attentive and better organized. Comparison of growth scores for children in the training program who originally showed deficiencies in perceptual motor match and/or in associative processes improved most in the areas. Auditory dynamics seemed the most difficult to remediate. (CB)
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Bureau of Elementary and Secondary Education (DHEW/OE), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Union Township Board of Education, NJ.