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ERIC Number: ED132161
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1976
Reference Count: N/A
Visual Information Processing: Evaluation of a Training Program for Children with Learning Disabilities.
Egeland, Byron; And Others
Thirty-five second-grade learning disabled children participated in a visual information processing training program designed to teach analysis of visual material into component parts, systematic scanning of visual arrays, pick-up, description, and memory storage of distinctive information, and efficient solution of visual match-to-sample problems. After eight weeks in this experimental program, the treatment group was superior to contrast and control groups on a battery of visual information processing tasks, the Embedded Figures Test, the Matching Familiar Figures Test, and two reading achievement measures. Results from a delayed posttest indicated that the gains were maintained throughout two months of summer vacation. (Author)
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Academically Handicapped, Achievement Tests, Cognitive Processes, Cognitive Style, Educational Programs, Elementary School Students, Individual Differences, Learning Disabilities, Perceptual Development, Primary Education, Program Effectiveness, Program Evaluation, Reading Tests, Standardized Tests, Statistical Analysis, Visual Discrimination, Visual Learning, Visual Literacy, Visual Measures, Visual Perception
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Bureau of Education for the Handicapped (DHEW/OE), Washington, DC. Div. of Research.
Authoring Institution: Minnesota Univ., Minneapolis. Research, Development, and Demonstration Center in Education of Handicapped Children.