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ERIC Number: ED109095
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1975
Pages: 15
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Effects of Skill Acquisition in Visual Motor Tasks on Ability to Copy Designs between Five and Ten Year Old Children with Visual Motor Disability.
Auxter, David
The concomitant effects of skill acquisition in hierarchical learning sequences of visual motor programming and the ability to copy designs was compared between five- and ten-year-old children with visual motor disability. Each group of children participated in four types of visual motor training programs, which included 72 responses in each hierarchical learning sequence extended over a six-week period. Programming was implemented through individually prescribed instructional procedures. Pretest and posttest data were acquired on both the Beery Visual Motor Integration Test and placements in the hierarchical learning sequences. The results of the study indicated that the older group of children with visual motor disability learned at significantly greater rates than the younger group in the motor programming. However, there was a significant difference between groups, and the younger group showed greater ability to copy designs. Procedures for selecting specific motor programs based on individual need, rather than programming all children to the same type of perceptual motor activity, are suggested as a future procedure to enable transfer of the acquisition of visual motor skill to ability to better copy designs. (Author/JS)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
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Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: Developmental Test of Visual Motor Integration