ERIC Number: ED106786
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1974
Reference Count: N/A
Project Successful Beginning.
Baltimore County Board of Education, Towson, MD.
One of the programs included in "Effective Reading Programs...," this program is designed to help primary level children achieve success in language development before a pattern of failure is established. The program began in 1969 and serves 219 first, second, and third graders. The program employs diagnostic measures to identify each child's learning modality or learning ability pattern--for example, high/low visual, high/low auditory, high/low kinesthetic-Tactile. An individualized instructional program is subsequently designed to meet the student's learning pattern by stressing the potential strengths and supplementing the usual weaknesses associated with the student's particular modality. Perceptual development is emphasized. Selected students attend auditory, visual, language, and motor development classes conducted by special area personnel. Grouping is done across grades by achievement and modality. Parent volunteers and high school aides are used to assist with individual or small-group needs. Individual pupil evaluation profiles are prepared regularly, and all staff who have contact with each child meet periodically to diagnose and prescribe a unique instructional program for the child. (TO/AIR)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Baltimore County Board of Education, Towson, MD.