ERIC Number: ED093899
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1973-May
Reference Count: N/A
Psycho-Motor Needs Assessment of Virginia School Children.
Glen Haven Achievement Center, Fort Collins, CO.
An effort to assess psycho-motor (P-M) needs among Virginia children in K-4 and in special primary classes for the educable mentally retarded is presented. Included are methods for selecting, combining, and developing evaluation measures, which are verified statistically by analyses of data collected from a stratified sample of approximately 4,500 children. A screening instrument to be utilized by classroom teachers in the identification of suspected deficiencies in P-M functioning was completed for an additional 1,803 children. A wide range of deficiencies in psycho-motor functioning were revealed in all grade levels examined. The pattern of incidence indicates that for a large number of children, continued improvement of P-M skills will not occur without intervention. On the basis of this study three major areas of concern require further attention: (1) teacher education geared toward awareness and development of P-M functioning, (2) expansion of curriculum to include objectives, and (3) further development of test instruments and investigation of the P-M domain. (Author/RC)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Bureau of Elementary and Secondary Education (DHEW/OE), Washington, DC.; Virginia State Dept. of Education, Richmond.
Authoring Institution: Glen Haven Achievement Center, Fort Collins, CO.
Identifiers - Location: Virginia
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Elementary and Secondary Education Act Title III