ERIC Number: ED104877
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1971-Aug
Reference Count: 0
What Moves Me to Act? II.
This speaker contends that many learning problems can be prevented, or at least lessened, by early intervention. This knowledge is what moves her to act. She describes how, while tutoring bright but nonachieving children in reading, she realized that it was the opportunities she provided the children for visual-motor perceptual training that were improving their reading ability. Later, she gave preschool children the same types of movement experiences she had given the older children she had tutored. Interest centers, tables, sinks, etc. in her classroom were not arranged for ease of movement and convenience of use, but rather for maximum challenge of body and mind. Although children in this program represented a cross-section of the community, 75 percent of the graduates were usually selected by their elementary schools for programs for the gifted. (PB)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: American Alliance for Health, Physical Education, and Recreation, Washington, DC. National Association for Sport and Physical Education.
Note: Presented at the Perceptual Motor Conference, Sparks Nugget Convention Center (Sparks, Nevada, August 26-28, 1971)