ERIC Number: ED024204
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1968-Jun
Reference Count: 0
An Investigation of an Evaluation Method and Retraining Procedures for Emotionally Handicapped Children with Cognitive-Motor Deficits. Final Report.
Rubin, Eli Z.; And Others
To assess the effects of specialized retraining of cognitive, perceptual, and motor (CPM) deficits, a battery of tests was prepared and used with 200 behaviorally maladjusted and 200 problem-free children. The composite score indicated that 40% of the maladjusted group manifested major dysfunction whereas none of the problem-free group demonstrated such deficits. Fifty-eight of the maladjusted subjects (from grades 1, 2, and 3) with high dysfunction and academic retardation were selected and assigned to three groups. Thirty received CPM training based on their profiles; 14 were given remedial work based on a survey of their academic skills and IQ results; 14 served as controls. Measures of academic achievement and behavioral adjustment were devised and a test-retest design was used. The results indicated that CPM training was most applicable to children who had developed few, if any, academic skills, appropriate for children at the first grade or below. Programs combining training and remedial instruction were seen to be required for children of second grade or above. Testing and training materials are appended. The interim report is also in the ERIC system. (Author/JD)
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Achievement, Adjustment (to Environment), Behavior, Cognitive Development, Emotional Disturbances, Exceptional Child Research, Learning Disabilities, Perceptual Handicaps, Perceptual Motor Coordination, Primary Education, Profiles, Psychomotor Skills, Remedial Instruction, Students, Tests, Training
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC. Bureau of Research.
Authoring Institution: Lafayette Clinic, Detroit, MI.