ERIC Number: ED217582
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1980-Dec
Reference Count: 0
Neuropsychological, Learning and Developmental Characteristics of the Sighted, Visually Impaired Child.
Daugherty, Kathryn M.; Moran, Michael F.
Fifty partially sighted children (7 to 18 years old) were studied along 143 variables to provide a comprehensive profile in the areas of cognitive, psychomotor, academic, and neuropsychological development. The Halstead-Reitan Neuropsychological Battery was the principal data collection instrument, supplemented by the Stephen's Piagetian Battery of Reasoning Assessments and standardized achievement tests. Results indicated that the sample was characterized by significant delays in cognitive and psychomotor development and academic achievement. Neuropsychological functioning was confirmed as a significant intervening variable in several developmental areas. Thirty-two Ss (65% of the total sample population) were classifiable as either brain damaged or learning disabled. Programing implications included the importance of academic remediation in reading, mathematics, and language skills in addition to stimulation of cognitive and perceptual motor functioning. (Author/CL)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Pittsburgh Public Schools, PA.