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ERIC Number: ED051977
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1971-Apr
Pages: 12
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Perceptual Training--Does it Result in Reading Improvement?
Duncan, Patricia H.
An evaluation of research in the area of perceptual training suggests procedures for teachers to follow until more definitive information is obtained. First, educators should build their programs on broadly-based but accurate classifications of perceptual skills. They should also be aware of the theoretical assumptions which influence perceptual development and the basic neurophysiological components which underlie perception and learning. Second, a careful examination of the instruments used in perceptual training investigations would be a useful guide to selection of classroom tests. In addition, standardized testing should be supplemented with systematic informal observation, and clues to effective instruction should be searched for in well-controlled research. Third, teachers should support good programs of motor development which foster the general well-being of students even though direct correlation to reading is inconclusive. Finally, teachers must continue to consult research for answers about perception while also evaluating activities that seem to sharpen in children the response capacities necessary for reading. References are included. (VJ)
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Note: Paper presented at the meeting of the International Reading Association, Atlantic City, N.J., Apr. 19-23, 1971