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ERIC Number: ED098777
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Visual Perception Differences in Cerebral Palsied, Mentally Retarded and Normal Children.
Drowatzky, John N.; Lehman, Jean
Compared were the performances of 28 cerebral palsied, 19 mentally retarded, and 30 normal children between the ages of 8 and 16 years on measures of four components of visual perception: figure-ground relationships, form constancy, spatial position, and spatial relationships. The figure-ground component was tested tachistoscopically; the components of form constancy and spatial positions were tested by means of the Developmental Test of Visual Perception; and spatial relations was tested by requiring each child to reproduce a geometrical pegboard design. Results showed that the cerebral palsied and mentally retarded Ss scored more poorly than normal children in each of the four visual perception components and that the cerebral palsied showed less ability in visual perception tasks than the mentally retarded. Findings supported the hypothesis that the components of visual perception are impaired in the cerebral palsied child. (DB)
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