TITLE

Prismatic Adaptation and Visuo-Motor Skills in Children with Learning Disabilities

AUTHOR(S)
Netley, C.
PUB. DATE
June 1973
SOURCE
Journal of Learning Disabilities;Jun/Jul1973, Vol. 6 Issue 6, p377
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
Two groups of children, both presenting difficulties in academic achievement, but one with and one without visuomotor impairments, were assessed. The purpose of the study was to determine whether poor drawing ability was related to any of the following: disorders of perceptual analysis, disorders of motor or executive skills, disorders of perception or motor integration. A guessing-game technique involving the serial analysis of a visual array, was given to measure the perceptual competence of a child. Motor skills were assessed by a simple motor test which did not depend on visual input. Perceptual-motor integration was explored through the use of prismatically induced visual distortion. The results were interpreted to indicate that the child who draws poorly is characterized by disorders of perceptual analysis and visuomotor integration.
ACCESSION #
18962783

 

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