ERIC Number: ED025059
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1968
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Motoric Aids to Perceptual Training. The Slow Learner Series.
Chaney, Clara M.; Kephart, Newell C.
Written from a developmental viewpoint, this book for parents and teachers presents both a theoretical orientation and perceptual motor activities for training children with learning disabilities, both the brain injured and the retarded. The theoretical basis for training generalized motor responses is considered in terms of motor perceptual learning, the motor system and generalization, exploration through movement, cognition, developmental sequences, and structure and control of behavior. Procedures for evaluating behavior are detailed by an 85-item checklist of basic motor movements, a 38-item checklist of visual motor movements, and 23 guidelines for self help and motor development. Descriptions of training activities and programs include these areas: learning to listen, with six recommended phonograph records and 11 stories; balance and posture, with balance beam activities, and development of body image and awareness; arm and leg differentiation, and locomotion with swimming pool and trampoline activities; ocular motor coordination; and oral motor manipulation with developmental games. (MK)
Descriptors: Auditory Training, Behavior Change, Discrimination Learning, Educational Games, Exceptional Child Education, Learning, Learning Disabilities, Mental Retardation, Minimal Brain Dysfunction, Motor Development, Neurological Impairments, Perception, Perceptual Motor Coordination, Psychomotor Skills, Self Concept, Speech Skills, Stimulus Generalization, Teaching Methods, Visual Learning
Charles E. Merrill Publishing Company, 1300 Alum Creek Drive, Columbus, Ohio 43216 ($3.95).
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