ERIC Number: ED071252
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1971-Aug
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Facilitation of Cognitive Development Among Children with Learning Deficits. Final Report.
Bulgarella, Rosaria A.
The project, consisting of five experiments, attempted to develop remedial procedures and materials for retarded children with learning deficits in the area of arithmetic. Standardized training procedures were devised to facilitate development of operations (conservation, ordination, cardination, and classification) which J. Piaget describes as related to number readiness. Training procedures included manipulation of objects, introduction of conflict, individual programing, knowledge of results, and training to criterion. The experiments treated the following five topics respectively: the acquisition of conservation of quantity by educable mentally retarded children; the acquisition of conservation, ordination, cardination, and classification by educable retardates; the acquisition of quantity by institutionalized educable and trainable retardates; the effectiveness of conservation, ordination, cardination, and classification training procedures with educable and trainable retardates; and the use of group procedures in conservation, ordination, cardination, and classification training of educable retardates. Data were found to demonstrate that it is possible to accelerate cognitive development in retarded children by means of the above training procedures. Appendixes contain information on the required materials, the procedures and the instructions for various lessons devised in the experiments. (GW)
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Sponsor: Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC. Bureau of Research.
Authoring Institution: California State Coll., San Bernardino Foundation, San Bernardino.