Improving the Perceptual Performance of Learning Disabled Second Graders through Computer Assisted Instruction
The practicum designed a perceptual activities program for learning disabled second graders using computer-assisted instruction. The program develops skills involving visual motor coordination, figure-ground differentiation, form constancy, position in space, and spatial relationships. Five behavioral objectives for each developmental area were identified. Concepts developed by the program included direction, geometric design identification, reinforcement of keyboard dexterity, counting, mixed colors (hues), and upper and lower case letter identification and sequencing. Performance of the 10 students was evaluated before and after the program with the Marianne Frostig Developmental Test of Visual Perception. Eight of the students improved their perceptual quotient scores by at least five points. (Author/DB)
Burke, J.P. Improving the Perceptual Performance of Learning Disabled Second Graders through Computer Assisted Instruction.