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ERIC Number: ED072408
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1971
Pages: 98
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The Frostig Developmental Program: Prediction and Follow-Up of First Grade Remediation with Later Reading.
Holovka, Edward Andrew
Many authors report data showing a high relationship between visual perception and early reading. This study dealt with the prediction of later reading from early Frostig test scores and the determination of existing relationships between Frostig treatment and reading skills two years later. Two hundred and seventy-four beginning first graders in five semi-rural, predominantly white schools were tested in small groups with the Developmental Test of Visual Perception. Forty-eight (18 percent) of the children were found with perceptual quotients at or below 90, which, according to Frostig's criteria indicates that they require special perceptual training. They were given varying amounts of Frostig training. The 24 children who received 40 hours of small-group Frostig treatment made significant gains over the matched-pair controls using the DTVP scores as criterion measures. Twenty-eight children who received Frostig treatment were located at the end of third grade and individual measures of intelligence and reading achievement were obtained. Their Frostig change score, or improvement, did not correlate significantly with reading two years later. (Author/DD)
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Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: Frostig Developmental Test of Visual Perception