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The effect of a developmental motor therapy programme on children with learning disabilities, or minimal brain dysfunction

M.A. (Psychology) / Although recent research findings suggest that perceptualmotor training in the education of the child with learning problems is irrelevant and superfluous, clinicians have maintained that this method has notable success. The primary objective of the study was to explore the consequences of perceptual-motor therapy on the academic achievement, intellectual ability, and personality development of the MBD child. The subjects used were children in the aid classes of eight different schools. These children had been classified by the school psychologists and doctors as showing symptoms of MBD. A Solomon Four Group Design was utilised in the experimental investigation. This entailed the division of subjects into experimental and control groups. These groups were further subdivided so that half of each group received pre-testing and the other half no pre-testing. All the subjects received posttesting. Thus practice effect could be separated from treatment effect. There were sixty five subjects in the study, thirty two in the experimental group and thirty three in the control group.
Date12 February 2015
CreatorsKay, Lorna
Source SetsSouth African National ETD Portal
Detected LanguageEnglish
RightsUniversity of Johannesburg

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