ERIC Number: ED085956
Record Type: Non-Journal
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Handbook of Family Activities for Parents of Learning Disabled Children.
Intended for parents, the handbook describes characteristics of learning disabled (LD) children and offers activities that the child can perform in the home to build skill proficiency. It is explained that the activities are designed to relieve the parent and child of constant awareness of the disability, to avoid use of special materials and equipment, and to provide opportunities for the entire family to enjoy one another. Described are characteristics of children having problems with perception, concept formation, language, emotional control, motor coordination, hyperactivity/distractibility, and memory. Recommended are kitchen activities such as rolling pastry, and slicing vegetables to build fine motor coordination, learning meaning of words for improvement of language development, following a simple recipe to learn order and sequence, naming yellow vegetables to achieve categorization, and naming all circle-shaped objects to develop form perception. Activities for other parts of the house and outside are given such as dusting to improve visual skills, carrying packages to the post office to improve gross motor skills, folding laundry for eye hand coordination, and guessing who is calling when answering the telephone to improve auditory skills. Stressed for importance of enjoyment and skill building are games such as Scrabble, which develop memory. (MC)
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Sponsor: Bureau of Elementary and Secondary Education (DHEW/OE), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Bristol City Board of Education, TN.
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Elementary and Secondary Education Act Title III