ERIC Number: ED070235
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Publication Date: 1972-Aug
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Evaluating an Integrated Approach to the Management of Cerebral Palsy. Volume I of IV. Final Report.
Heal, Laird W.
The integrated Management of Cerebral Palsy (IMCP) project evaluated the effectiveness of a program of conductive education, which was said to involve training motorically disabled children in small, motivating groups of similarly handicapped peers to actively and voluntarily pursue those movements that are both incompatible with reflexes and functional in their self care applications. The project's 13 1/2 hour per day program stressed the development of functional movement, socialization, and academic skills for 10 children (aged from 6 to 14 years) having a measured IQ under 70. The IMCP Ss were compared with 15 conventionally trained (CT) Ss on three basic dimensions of behavioral competence: functional movements, socialization, and cognitive functioning. Data indicated that the CT Ss had higher initial scores on the functional movement variables and registered significantly greater gains on several of them, whereas ICMP Ss evidenced some regression on functional movement variables. On socialization variables the IMCP Ss were comparable to the CT Ss on their initial scores and registered significantly greater gains on two of the seven measures. On cognitive measures the CT Ss had higher initial scores, but both groups made comparable gains. (For related information, see also EC 050 503 through EC 050 505.) (Author/GW)
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Sponsor: Bureau of Education for the Handicapped (DHEW/OE), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Wisconsin Univ., Eau Claire.