ERIC Number: ED028842
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1968
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Vision Training - A New Developmental Concept in Child Vision.
The purpose of this paper is to illustrate the parents' role in their child's visual guidance program, the philosophies behind the program, and the teacher's responsibility to child vision. The first chapter, on parent involvement, instructs them to provide an environment to stimulate intellectual growth and stresses the importance of the development of eye-hand coordination and manual and visual exploration of the infant. It also states that visual training during preschool years is enhanced by locomotion, location, labeling, and language. In Chapter II, development theories of Dr. Carl H. Delacato, Dr. Ray Barsch, and Dr. G. N. Getman are mentioned, and Dr. A. M. Skeffinton's diagram of visual processes and an explanation of it are given. A concluding chapter states that potential dropouts and low achievers may be detected by observant teachers who are informed on child vision. Also included is a chart showing expected progress in various phases of growth and development for children in eight different age groups (from 4 years old through age 13). (DO)
Descriptors: Cognitive Processes, Infants, Models, Parent Role, Perceptual Development, Perceptual Motor Coordination, Preschool Children, Sensory Training, Teacher Responsibility, Training Methods, Vision, Vision Tests, Visual Perception, Visualization
Optometric Extension Program Foundation, Inc., Duncan, Oklahoma 73553
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Authoring Institution: Optometric Extension Program, Duncan, OK.