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ERIC Number: ED025400
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1968-May
Pages: 11
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An Investigation of Perceptual Training and Reading Achievement in First Grade.
Rosen, Carl L.
American Journal of Optometry, v45 p322-332 May 1968
To investigate the effects of perceptual training upon selected measures of reading achievement in grade 1, 12 experimental classrooms of randomly selected first graders received a 29-day adaptation of the Frostig Program for the Development of Visual Perception. Thirteen control classes added comparable time to the regular reading instructional program. Data analysis revealed statistically significant differences favoring the experimental groups in most of the post-perceptual capabilities, without concomitant effects on reading criterion measures. While the total score from the Frostig Developmental Test of Visual Perception appeared to have a strong predictive function regarding first-grade reading, the training of visual perception subskills did not have a significant effect on reading disability at the end of grade 1. Further research is recommended. References are included. (Author/BS)
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