ERIC Number: ED089482
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1974
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Project Success for the SLD Child, Motor-Perception Activities.
Wayne - Carroll Public Schools, Wayne, NE.
Presented is a curriculum guide for a perceptual motor program which was developed by Project Success (Nebraska) through a Title III grant for language learning disabled elementary level students in kindergarten through grade 3. The program is said to be arranged in a hierarchy of skills ranging from simple to complex and to be written so that the instructor asks questions that the child answers by movement. It is advised that a chart be kept for each child to enable both the teacher and child to see progress, and to motivate the child to procede on an individual basis. The program is said to comprise five areas: muscular strength, dynamic balance, body awareness, spatial awareness, and temporal awareness. Activities in each area are presented in terms of teacher instructions, objective, concepts, materials required, and questions or directions to be given by teachers. Noted is inclusion of a pretest/posttest and warm up exercises. The following are among activities given for the five areas: body bridges, jumping and tug-of-war activities to achieve muscular strength; balance beam and baton activities to improve dynamic balance; identification of body parts, trampoline, and obstacle course activities in the area of body awareness; ball handling, bean bag, and parachute activities to achieve spatial awareness; and marching, metronome pacing, and rhythmic games to gain temporal awareness. Additionally included are lists of resource materials (with addresses), progress charts, and a day-by-day guide for a 33-week kindergarten motor perception program. (MC)
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Sponsor: Bureau of Elementary and Secondary Education (DHEW/OE), Washington, DC.; Nebraska State Dept. of Education, Lincoln.
Authoring Institution: Wayne - Carroll Public Schools, Wayne, NE.
Identifiers - Location: Nebraska
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Elementary and Secondary Education Act Title III