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ERIC Number: ED056831
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1971
Pages: 28
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Teaching Reading--Vision vs. the Muscle Spindles (The Proprioceptors).
Caukins, Sivan Eugene, Jr.
Literature is reviewed which discusses the role of proprioceptors in basic perceptual and motoric functions. The author cites research on the functions of the muscle spindles in controlling muscles which in turn provide energy, stimulation, and activation of the central nervous system. Research on the relation of motor functions to language development, concentration, visual discrimination, and reading is presented. The Fernald Method, a multisensory method of teaching basic academic skills, is discussed as exemplary of programs which utilize the various kinds of learning processes of the brain. The author suggests that further research be done on how our knowledge of brain functions can contribute to the development of efficient teaching and learning methods. (AL)
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Note: Summary of a series of lectures given at the Psychological Counseling Center, Long Beach, Cal., Spring, 1971