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ERIC Number: ED214912
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1982-Mar
Pages: 30
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The Art of Movement and Letter Learning.
Haslett, Jacqueline G.
Movement education techniques can be used to enhance childen's creative and expressive abilities, which can help to develop a sound self image and to transfer knowledge to reading skills. Numerous studies have explored perceptual and motor learning, movement therapy, and the needs of children with learning difficulties. Movement concepts have been developed by Rudolf Laban to apply four types of movement and movement learning to reading and language skills: (1) bodily aspects; (2) effort; (3) spatial aspects; and (4) relationship. These concepts can be transferred to reading and writing skills through relating body movements to letter shapes, words, punctuation, sounds, sequences, dimension, and direction. Both cognitive and perceptual learning must be accounted for in the learning process. Specialists in remedial reading programs can use these kinesthetic techniques to improve reading skills, since some children with learning difficulties are not always successful in traditional remedial programs. (FG)
Publication Type: Opinion Papers; Reports - Descriptive; Information Analyses
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Language: English
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