ERIC Number: ED231109
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1982-Jul
Reference Count: N/A
Quantitative Assessment of Motor and Sensory/Motor Acquisition in Handicapped and Nonhandicapped Infants and Young Children. Volume IV: Application of the Procedures.
Guess, Doug; And Others
Three studies that applied quantitative procedures to measure motor and sensory/motor acquisition among handicapped and nonhandicapped infants and children are presented. In addition, a study concerning the replication of the quantitative procedures for assessing rolling behavior is described in a fourth article. The first study, by C. Janssen, "An Application Study: Validation of Quantitative Measurement Procedures to Assess Visual Fixation Skills in Handicapped and Nonhandicapped Infants and Young Children," used the visual fixation procedures to assess the emergence of this skill among nonhandicapped infants; it also observed interactions between mothers and infants related to visual fixation skills. The second study, "Evaluating Neurodevelopmental Training and Theory with Cerebral Palsied, Severely Handicapped Students," by M. Noonan, used quantitative assessment procedures to help evaluate neurodevelopmental training. The third study, by D. Cook and J. Rues, "The Effects of Vestibular Stimulation and Social Reinforcement on Speech and Motor Behaviors in Multiply Handicapped Preschoolers," used head erect measurement procedures to evaluate effects of vestibular stimulation and social praise on the speech and motor behavior of preschool children with severely/multiply handicapping conditions. The fourth study, by J. Fritzshall and M. Moonan, "A Replication Study: Quantitative Assessment of Rolling Behavior in Handicapped and Nonhandicapped Infants and Children," provided a detailed analysis of the rolling behavior of three handicapped children and one nonhandicapped infant. (SEW)
Descriptors: Cerebral Palsy, Eye Fixations, Human Posture, Infants, Measurement Techniques, Mothers, Motor Development, Multiple Disabilities, Perceptual Motor Learning, Physical Disabilities, Preschool Children, Sensory Training, Severe Disabilities, Social Reinforcement, Speech Communication, Stimuli, Vision Tests
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Special Education and Rehabilitative Services (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Kansas Univ., Lawrence. Early Childhood Inst.