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ERIC Number: ED080983
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1971
Pages: 201
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A Perceptuomotor and Oral Language Program for Children Identified as Potential Failures.
Weimer, Wayne Robert
This study sought to determine whether the de Hirsch Predictive Index Tests would accurately identify children who were potential failures in school. The study also investigated whether a perceptual-motor and oral language program would aid those children identified as potential failures. The Predictive Index Tests were administered to 645 first graders. Having identified 73 potential failures, a follow-up program was conducted with an experimental group. It was found that the Predictive Index Tests were accurate: they identified 26 of 33 children who failed the achievement test after seven months of reading instruction. The perceptual-motor and oral language program aided potential failures as shown by their significantly higher scores on the posttests. It was concluded that a program that matches developmental level and instruction provides the "high risk" child with entry skills for formal reading instruction. (Author/DI)
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