ERIC Number: ED037837
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1969-Aug
Reference Count: N/A
The Identification of Children with Perceptual-Motor Dysfunction; A Study of Perceptual-Motor Dysfunction among Emotionally Disturbed, Educable Mentally Retarded and Normal Children in the Pittsburgh Public Schools.
Rosner, Jerome; And Others
The Rosner Perceptual Survey (RPS) and the Rosner-Richman Perceptual Survey (RRPS) were developed for screening perceptual motor dysfunction. The RPS consisted of 17 subtests of visual motor and auditory motor functions, general motor skills, self awareness, and integrative function; the RRPS, intended for teacher or paraprofessional use, included the same items except optometric ones and ones requiring special equipment. Validation was conducted with 50 regular, 50 educable mentally handicapped, and 50 emotionally disturbed and socially maladjusted elementary school students; cross validation was accomplished with more children from each group. External validity was determined by a behavior rating scale based on correlates of learning disabilities. Variance between scores made by the regular and the other students was significant (p less than .005). Further findings were as follows: RPS items intercorrelated (for 28 of its 30 items p less than .005); the RPS and RRPS correlated for all three groups (p less than .005); the RPS and the behavior rating scale correlated (p less than .001). Appendixes provide the behavior rating scale and manuals and supplementary data analysis for the RPS and RRPS. (JD)
Descriptors: Auditory Perception, Behavior Rating Scales, Body Image, Emotional Disturbances, Exceptional Child Research, Learning Disabilities, Mild Mental Retardation, Motor Development, Perceptual Development, Perceptual Motor Learning, Screening Tests, Sensory Integration, Social Adjustment, Test Construction, Test Validity, Visual Perception
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Sponsor: Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Pittsburgh Public Schools, PA.; Pittsburgh Univ., PA. Learning Research and Development Center.