ERIC Number: ED251466
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1984-Mar-31
Effects of Perceptual-Motor Training on Perceptual-Motor Development in Children.
Gallahue, David L.
Perceptual-motor activities are being recognized as possible contributors to the general readiness of children for learning through the development of perceptual-motor abilities. The contribution of perceptual-motor activities to specific perceptual readiness skills is being reexamined. Readiness programs are generally designed to help children to develop concepts and, through reinforcement, to develop basic cognitive understandings. Remedial perceptual-motor training programs have been established as a means of alleviating perceptual inadequacies and of increasing academic achievement and cognitive abilities. Research findings on the efficacy of various types of perceptual-motor training programs agree that children's individual characteristics and needs are the major determinants of a program's effectiveness. Whether there is a strong link between improved perceptual-motor abilities (effected through motor training) and increased academic achievement and cognitive abilities is still questionable. (JD)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Information Analyses
Education Level: N/A
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Note: Paper presented at the Convention of the American Alliance for Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance (Anaheim, CA, March 31, 1984).