ERIC Number: ED075975
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1971
Reference Count: 0
One More Way: Project in Early Childhood/Special Education.
Wichita State Univ., KS.
Intended for teachers, the book describes the problem of having learning disabled children in the regular primary grade classroom, offers diagnostic guidelines, and suggests activities to strengthen visual skills, auditory skills, motor skills, body image, and laterality and directionality. The learning problem is seen to consist of three sets of variables: environmental variables (physical setting, other children, etc.), instructional variables (teacher, materials, etc.) and variables within the child (personality, attitudes). Diagnostic guidelines suggested include pinpointing the problem by observation, formulating a profile of learning strengths and weaknesses, and selecting and implementing a program based on the child's predominant learning style. Each skill is defined, behaviors possibly indicating a deficit are listed, and sample diagnostic items are given. The Major portion of the book consists of suggested activities such as sorting objects by type (visual recognition and discrimination), tracing one of several overlapping figures (visual figure-ground), finding an object by sound (auditory localization), identifying sounds (auditory recognition and discrimination), walking on stepping stones (perceptual-motor coordination), making a life-sized body tracing (body image), and hitting a punching bag with either left or right hands (laterality and directionality). Also included are recommendations for teaching the hyperkinetic child. (DB)
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Center for Improvement of Educational Systems (DHEW/OE), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Wichita State Univ., KS.