ERIC Number: ED023201
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1967
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Developmental Sequences of Perceptual-Motor Tasks, Movement Activities for Neurologically Handicapped and Retarded Children and Youth.
Cratty, Bryant J.
Intended for special education and physical education teachers, the handbook presents selected developmental sequences of activities based on the analysis of perceptual motor characteristics of groups of retarded and neurologically handicapped children. Four classifications of children and their perceptual motor characteristics are discussed: the trainable retarded, the educable retarded, mongoloids, and the neurologically handicapped. Teaching guidelines are given for presentation of motor activities, and specific programs are outlined for evaluation and graded development. Areas covered are body image (perceptions of the body and its position in space), balance, locomotion, agility, strength and endurance plus flexibility (fitness), catching and throwing balls, manual abilities, and moving and thinking. The importance of the initial evaluation of children in program planning is reviewed, and model programs for the four classifications of children are outlined. A glossary and a 123-item bibliography, which includes sources of games and similar activities, are provided. (SB)
Descriptors: Adolescents, Children, Curriculum Guides, Development, Down Syndrome, Exceptional Child Education, Games, Learning Disabilities, Mental Retardation, Mild Mental Retardation, Moderate Mental Retardation, Neurological Impairments, Perceptual Motor Coordination, Physical Activities, Physical Education, Physical Fitness, Sequential Learning, Teaching Methods
Educational Activities, Inc., P.O. Box 392, Freeport, New York 11520 ($2.95).
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