ERIC Number: ED116427
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1975
Reference Count: 0
The Handbook of Physical Education and Activities for Exceptional Children.
American Alliance for Health, Physical Education, and Recreation, Washington, DC.
Presented is a guide designed to provide information on 27 perceptual-motor and psychomotor tests and scales for use with handicapped children so that valid and informed decisions can be made in selecting test instruments for prescriptive and diagnostic purposes. The guide is comprised of one section on motor ability, perceptual-motor development, and psychomotor tests and another section on locally developed assessment devices. Included are a brief discussion of the concepts pertaining to perceptual-motor testing and activities; background information to help in selecting tests and in devising instruments based on the best individual components of standardized batteries; brief summaries of various psychomotor and perceptual-motor tests and scales (including information on test availability, what and how the test measures, administrative considerations, and general comments); and representative samples of locally-designed testing instruments with samples of how school districts have devised their own methods of scoring, recording, and tabulating both individual and group results of various measuring devices. It is noted that selective use of summary charts can be helpful in devising items and batteries to evaluate specific strengths and weaknesses of handicapped individuals, and that information provided in the publication can be used to plan hundreds of physical education activities. (Author/SB)
Descriptors: Exceptional Child Education, Handicapped Children, Informal Assessment, Measurement Techniques, Perception Tests, Physical Activities, Physical Education, Psychomotor Skills, Resource Materials, Student Evaluation, Test Construction, Testing
Institute for Physical Education, IFM Building, Old Saybrook, Connecticut 06475 ($5.00)
Publication Type: Guides - General
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: American Alliance for Health, Physical Education, and Recreation, Washington, DC.