ERIC Number: EJ564019
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 1998
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A Study of the Effects of Visual Occlusion on Motor and Spatial Learning in Visually Impaired Adults.
Palmer, James L.; Elliott, Jeffrey; Kuyk, T. K.
RE:view, v29 n4 p149-56 Win 1998
This study compared effects of visual occlusion on the motor and spatial learning of 28 legally blind adult males, half due to acuity loss and half due to peripheral field restriction. For both groups, occlusion appeared neither to facilitate nor impede motor learning but did significantly impair acquisition of spatial relations. Results have implications for orientation/mobility training. (DB)
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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