ERIC Number: ED050904
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1970
Reference Count: 0
Teacher Manual in Visual-Motor-Perceptual Training.
Ramapo Central School District 1, Suffern, NY.
The experimental program in visual-motor-perceptual training in Ramapo Central School District No. 1, Suffern, New York, was used as a guideline to prepare a detailed description of specific activities and exercises to be used by administrators and teachers. In the program, 80 visual-motor-perceptual handicapped children in first, second, and third grades were identified by a Gross Screening Instrument and a Fine Screening Instrument. They were then randomly placed into experimental and control groups. Pretesting consisted of the Lorge-Thorndike IQ Test, the Metropolitan Readiness Test, the Gates-MacGinitie Reading Test, and the Stanford Achievement Test. The children were put into groups to receive training according to individual needs for 1/2 hour daily. Training activities were divided into six major categories: ocular motor, movement, laterality and directionality, spatial judgments, eye-hand coordination, and visualization. On the basis of Fine Screening results 6 months later, the experimental group showed more improvement in visual-motor-perceptual functioning than the control group. The manual suggests specific activities and exercises for teacher use in different settings (regular classroom, physical education, and remedial training). A list of useful equipment and materials and a bibliography are included. (AW)
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Authoring Institution: Ramapo Central School District 1, Suffern, NY.