ERIC Number: ED028556
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1968-Dec-13
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Learning to Learn. The Slow Learner Series.
Simpson, Dorothy M.
The author gives an account of her early teaching experiences, her awareness that many children did not learn to read, her early investigations of readiness, and her conclusions that difficulty in numbers, copying, or tracing were closely related to reading disability. The importance of visual perception, eye motility, early child development, and physical activities to develop coordination and laterality are discussed. Instructional materials, evaluation methods, criteria for pupil selection and time allocation, teaching methods for group and individual instruction, and adaptation of pursuit training to other classroom activities are described for a program of visual motility. An experiment in perceptual training conducted with 24 first grade children which indicated that the experimental children made greater gains in reading is reported; also mentioned are the predictive validity of tests and an examination of 20 readiness workbooks. (RP)
Descriptors: Dyslexia, Evaluation Methods, Exceptional Child Education, Eye Movements, Instructional Materials, Lateral Dominance, Learning Disabilities, Perception, Perceptual Motor Coordination, Psychomotor Skills, Reading, Reading Readiness, Sensory Integration, Teaching Methods, Testing, Visual Discrimination, Visual Perception
Charles E. Merrill Publishing Company, 1300 Alum Creek Drive, Columbus, Ohio 43216 ($1.50).
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