ERIC Number: ED023228
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1968
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Intensive Programming for Slow Learners. The Slow Learner Series.
Benyon, Sheila Doran
Seven children with basic perceptual motor problems (learning disorders) in varying severity were selected for a 6-week intensive program. All were from 6 to 8 years old and had mental ages 2 years below their chronological age. Structured and integrated areas of instruction were speech and language, perceptual-motor, gross motor, and aquatics. Main areas of emphasis were body image, position in space, form constancy, and sensory integration. Instructional materials included teacher-made and commercial supplies, gymnastic equipment, and a pool. Two parent conferences took place, and daily records were kept on the children's progress. Case studies on each child present background information, contact with center, initial status, behavioral characteristics, speech and language skills, perceptual and motor problems, and aquatic accomplishments. The 27 daily lesson plans describe the materials and teaching methods used. Six pre- and posttests include the Metropolitan Readiness Test and the Goodenough Draw-a-Man Test. On the former test, four children improved from E (Low) to D (Low Normal), one from D to a higher D, one from C (Average) to B (High Normal), and one from A (Superior) to a higher A. On the latter test, increases in mental age ranged from 6 months to 4 years. (SN)
Descriptors: Case Studies, Coordination, Discrimination Learning, Exceptional Child Research, Learning Disabilities, Motor Development, Perception, Perception Tests, Perceptual Handicaps, Perceptual Motor Coordination, Perceptual Motor Learning, Projective Measures, Self Actualization, Self Concept, Sensory Aids, Sensory Integration, Space Orientation, Teaching Methods, Test Results
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