ERIC Number: ED339039
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1991-Jun
Reference Count: N/A
Reduction of Reversals at the Second Grade Level in the Academic Work of Students.
Gower, Susan A.
A practicum was developed to aid second graders who were experiencing difficulties in reversals and transpositions of letters, words, and numbers in written language and math. At each teacher's recommendation, one or two children demonstrating reversal problems were given help to reduce their reversals. A series of language arts and math tests were given as pre- and posttests. Students also worked on increasing their critical thinking skills and positive attitude towards school. Activities including kinesthetic, auditory, and visual exercises were used during the study. Better communication among the second grade teachers was an objective met by holding bi-monthly meetings and having an agenda. Results of the practicum showed that by utilizing certain kinesthetic activities the number of reversals in a student's academic performance was reduced. (Nine appendixes include profiles of the study group and evaluations between pretests and posttests.) (Author/PRA)
Publication Type: Dissertations/Theses - Practicum Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: Reversals (Reading)
Note: M.S. Practicum, Nova University.