Author Credentials

Sister Mary Lawrence Hoffman, O.P.

Date of Award


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Research Paper

Superseded Degree Name

Master of Arts in Education (Education of Mentally Handicapped)

Colleges & School

Cardinal Stritch College

Degree Granted By

Cardinal Stritch College

First Advisor

Sister Mary Johanna Flanagan, O.S.F.

Library of Congress Subject Heading

Visual perception; Academic achievement


The primary purpose of this research paper was to ascertain what part visual perception skills play in the child's performance in school. The primary research question asked was, "Is there a relationship between visual abilities and scholastic achievement?" This study was concerned with research done on visual learning and visual perception development of the normal and retarded child, with particular emphasis on how this development affects performance. A secondary purpose for this study was to identify and list tests and material which provide remediation and training in visual perception skills.


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