ERIC Number: ED310614
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1988-Dec
Right Brain Teaching Techniques with Elementary Learning Disabled Children.
The study presents teaching techniques for use with elementary learning disabled students which utilize right brain simultaneous (as opposed to sequential or left brain) learning processes. It also describes a 15-week classroom project utilizing selected techniques with 11 learning disabled children in grades 2 through 6. The literature review and the suggested techniques are both grouped into five categories: (1) visual displays, manipulatives, and movement; (2) mnemonics, metaphors, and analogies; (3) color, music, and rhythm; (4) relaxation, superlearning and suggestology; and (5) imagery, visualization, and fantasy. Within each category techniques are provided for reading/spelling, math, and general activities. Project results were analyzed in terms of behaviors (including grades and achievement test results), feelings (toward school in general, learning, and the new techniques), and teacher involvement. It was concluded that the techniques definitely improved the academic growth, attitudes, and classroom behaviors of the children. Academic achievement was demonstrated by comparison of pre- and post-achievement test scores. There was a 90% reduction in negative behaviors and a 60% increase in positive behaviors. There was a 45% decrease in the number of children who felt frustrated in their attempts to learn. (DB)
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative; Dissertations/Theses - Practicum Papers
Education Level: N/A
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