ERIC Number: ED113897
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1975-Apr
Reference Count: 0
Motor Development: From Classroom to Playground.
Fain, Gerald S., Ed.; Burkhart, Ernie, Ed.
Intended for the educator and recreator working with normal and exceptional children, the book provides an overview of perceptual motor terminology, development, and resources in addition to a state of the art paper. Presented are definitions of such terms as motor development, sensory motor development, and perceptual motor development. Developmental motor patterns are reviewed and activities used in the motor development programs of Prince George's County, Maryland, Special Education Department are listed. Described is the University of Maryland's Children's Health Developmental Clinic which incorporates parent education with individualized motor instruction for children with developmental problems. Among the reference materials and resource information provided are sample behaviors and activities to develop such skills as mature social interaction, personal fulfillment, and enhanced amusement; an annotated list of 178 references; and examples of on-going program approaches. In a concluding paper, J. Stein reviews relevant research, including findings about the specificity of learning, and their implications for the field. Appended is an annotated bibliography with approximately 50 references related to movement and learning. (CL)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Bureau of Education for the Handicapped (DHEW/OE), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Prince George's County Board of Education, Upper Marlboro, MD. Dept. of Special Education.; Maryland Univ., College Park. Coll. of Physical Education, Recreation, and Health.