ERIC Number: ED327040
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1989-Oct
Reference Count: N/A
Using Curriculum Based Measurement To Increase Psychomotor Learning Gains in Severely Handicapped Students.
Powers, P. J.; Edeburn, Carl
This study examined the effectiveness of a 9-month highly structured program of psychomotor development with 174 severely handicapped students ranging in age from 2 to 20 years. Curriculum based measures (CBM) of exemplary performance objectives were developed. Teaching was individualized by a teaching research model of instruction in both public school and higher education settings. Inservice and preservice personnel with no previous expertise in adapted physical education or psychomotor learning served as teachers after training using a metacognitive approach. Results indicated that severely handicapped learners, whether ambulatory or wheel chair users, can, with this type of training, significantly increase psychomotor performance. (Includes 23 references.) (DB)
Descriptors: Adapted Physical Education, Behavioral Objectives, Early Childhood Education, Elementary Secondary Education, Higher Education, Inservice Teacher Education, Instructional Effectiveness, Intervention, Preservice Teacher Education, Psychomotor Objectives, Psychomotor Skills, Severe Disabilities
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Special Education and Rehabilitative Services (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: N/A