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ERIC Number: ED083561
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1972
Pages: 146
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The Effects of Visual Perception Training on First Grade Reading Achievement.
Seaton, Harold Wayne
It was the purpose of this study to investigate the effects of a specific type of visual perception training on the reading achievement of first grade children diagnosed as being deficient in visual perceptual skills by the Children's Perceptual Achievement Forms Test. The study included 96 subjects from 17 classrooms in three elementary schools in suburban St. Louis, Missouri. The experimental group received training as outlined in the Winter Haven Perception Training Program. Two groups with a like number served as controls. The treatment for the experimental group was conducted by the classroom teachers during a fifteen week period beginning in October 1971 and ending in January 1972. A total of 37 sessions were administered on a three-sessions-per-week basis. Immediately following the termination of training, three reading subtests of the Metropolitan Achievement Tests were administered to all children in the sample. Based on the findings of this investigation, it was concluded that visual perception training of the type used in this study does not result in significantly superior reading achievement scores for the pupils who displayed a deficiency in visual perception skills. (Author/WR)
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Note: Ed.D. Dissertation, University of Missouri-Columbia