ERIC Number: ED080976
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1973
Reference Count: 0
Perceptual and Language Readiness Programs: Critical Reviews. Reading Aids Series.
The purpose of this "Reading Aid" is to help teachers and other school personnel responsible for selecting readiness programs to evaluate those programs they are considering for selection. The programs reviewed here represent a cross-section of the many language and perceptual readiness programs available. The assumption underlying each of these programs is that mastery of the readiness skills identified in the program contributes to later school achievement. The programs discussed range from sets of simple visual-motor and auditory discrimination tasks, to combinations of complex tasks, to tasks involving reception and production of language. The programs are designed to improve oral language or to encourage perceptual-motor development. The programs reviewed include: Peabody Language Development Kit-Level 2, Auditory Discrimination in Depth, Perceptual Training Procedure, Developing Learning Readiness, Pathway School Program, Frostig Program for the Development of Visual Perception, Pictures and Patterns, Fairbanks-Robinson Program-Level 1, and Erie Program. (WR)
Descriptors: Beginning Reading, Instructional Materials, Language Acquisition, Learning Readiness, Perceptual Motor Learning, Program Descriptions, Reading, Reading Development, Reading Skills, Visual Perception
International Reading Association, 6 Tyre Avenue, Newark, Del. 19711 (Order No. 213, $2.00 non-member, $1.75 member)
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: International Reading Association, Newark, DE.