ERIC Number: ED026766
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1968-Apr
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A Program for the Identification and Remediation of Perceptual Deficiencies in Kindergarten and Primary Grade Students. Interim Progress Report.
Union Township Board of Education, NJ.
Designed as a perceptual enrichment program for all kindergarten children, the project also emphasizes intensive perceptual training for children manifesting dificiency in this area of development. Screening was done of 869 pre-kindergarten children; those scoring in the lowest 5% on any one or more of the subtests or falling in the lowest 10% of the total scores were given training 4 days a week in groups of six. Children not receiving intensive training were given instruction on the 5th day. Training was in deficit modalities concomitant with reinforcement of the stronger modalities and included warm-up, form perception, and gross motor exercises. A weekly workshop was held for the perception teachers and inservice training provided for all kindergarten and primary teachers. Videotaping was also done. Parent and teacher reaction was favorable. Preliminary planning is outlined, and projected plans for the full 3 years of the study are detailed. An appendix lists the instruments used for screening, and the program of a Title III workshop is included. (JD)
Descriptors: Exceptional Child Research, Identification, Inservice Teacher Education, Kindergarten Children, Learning Disabilities, Motor Development, Perception, Perceptual Development, Perceptual Handicaps, Perceptual Motor Coordination, Program Development, Psychomotor Skills, Screening Tests, Sensory Training, Special Programs, Teacher Workshops, Teaching Methods
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Sponsor: Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Union Township Board of Education, NJ.