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ERIC Number: ED266112
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1985-Nov
Pages: 16
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: 0
The Effects of Augmented Verbal Information Feedback in the Motor Skill Learning of Totally Blind Subjects Fourteen to Twenty-one Years of Age.
Joseph, Daniel P.
This study examined the effects of Knowledge of Results, Knowledge of Performance and a combination of the two in the learning of a novel motor task by totally blind subjects. Thirty-three totally blind subjects tossed a velcro ball dart at a target while receiving augmented verbal information feedback. Each subject completed three learning sessions and one retention session, each consisting of 30 trials. During learning sessions subjects received one of three forms of verbal information feedback. Across each of the sessions, the combination of Knowledge of Results and Knowledge of Performance generated a higher performance mean. The increase in performance mean across learning sessions supports the position that totally blind subjects are able to use augmented verbal information feedback to improve the performance of their gross motor skills. (Author/JD)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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