ERIC Number: ED182025
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1976-Sep
Reference Count: 0
The Organization of an Elementary School Screening Program Through the Use of University Resources.
Buchholz, Ester; Dick, Anita
This paper explores the potential psychoeducational value of a perceptual-motor screening program designed to evaluate kindergarten and first grade children in a public elementary school. The possibility of providing such a service within the framework of a university training program is examined, and the value to the university and the community is indicated. The paper describes the organization and implementation of this early screening program by the professor, teaching fellow, and students of a graduate course in psychodiagnostics. The actual subtests, testing procedure and methods for reporting results are outlined. Three individual cases are discussed in depth, each pointing to the potential clinical and educational importance of such a brief screening procedure. The cases described reflect the ways in which perceptual, emotional or organic problems may be expressed in the child's test behavior and performance. The relationship of such problems to behavior in the classroom and at home is noted, and ways of discussing test findings and recommendations with parents and teachers are presented. (Author/JMB)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: New York Univ., NY. Dept. of Educational Psychology.