ERIC Number: ED063038
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1972
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Helping Problem Learners During the Early Childhood Years.
D'Annunzio, Anthony; Steg, Doreen E.
The effects of certain procedures as part of the curriculum in early childhood on the perceptual readiness of children exposed to it are explored. The procedures include: (1) the testing of each child to determine perceptual strengths and weaknesses; (2) the development of "learning print" for each child: a description of integrities and deficits for learning; (3) the listing of individual prescriptive procedures and techniques; and (4) the implication of an instructional program which emphasizes "corrective teaching." To determine the efficacy of this approach, two nursery school populations were involved in an experiment, one receiving a more or less conventional approach to early instructional intervention, while the other received a program stressing diagnosis, prescriptive findings, and concomitant procedures. The findings of the study indicate that the early intervention instructional program, when followed by prescriptive procedures and techniques, is superior to the type of reading readiness instruction offered by a representative nursery school. (Author/DB)
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Note: Paper presented at the annual meeting of the American Educational Research Association (Chicago, Illinois, April 1972)