ERIC Number: ED133919
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1972
Reference Count: 0
Developing a Child's Potential.
Jordan, Ethel S.
The manual for the remediation of perceptual handicaps at the early childhood level provides information on child development, identification and testing procedures, training procedures, 20 lesson plans, and a listing of instructional materials. It is explained that the instructional program can be used in individual tutoring or small group settings, can usually be completed in 20 to 25 weeks, includes techniques borrowed from the education of deaf or aphasic children, and is appropriate for use by parents or non specialist teachers. Outlined are the developmental sequences of normal child development in the motor, sensory-perceptual, and language-conceptual areas. Recommended for the identification of children with interrupted development are procedures such as a checklist of student characteristics, and a battery of tests in the areas of motor perception, auditory perception, visual perception, and language. Stressed for training the auditorially handicapped child is teaching language related to the calendar to develop time concepts. Among suggested activities for perceptual training are identifying body parts (motor), identifying location of sounds (auditory perception), and reproducing figures (visual perception). Also provided are activities for the development of receptive, expressive, visual receptive, and visual expressive language including a phonic multisensory reading method. Given for each lesson plan are activities in areas such as color, form, perceptual-motor development, auditory perception, phonics, language, number, writing, and classification. Also included is a sample progress report; a listing of instruction materials (with sources), three associations concerned with learning disabilities, three periodicals, and five publications for parents; and a bibliography of approximately 60 items. (DB)
Descriptors: Class Activities, Early Childhood Education, Exceptional Child Education, Identification, Individual Activities, Instructional Materials, Language Acquisition, Learning Disabilities, Lesson Plans, Motor Development, Perceptual Development, Perceptual Handicaps, Remedial Programs, Teaching Guides, Testing
Curriculum Materials Microfile, University Microfilms, A Xerox Company, Ann Arbor, Michigan 48106
Publication Type: Guides - General
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Bureau of Elementary and Secondary Education (DHEW/OE), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Idaho State Dept. of Education, Boise.