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Master of Arts in Education (Reading Specialist)

Colleges & School

Cardinal Stritch College

Degree Granted By

Cardinal Stritch College

First Advisor

Sister Julitta Fisch, O.S.F.

Library of Congress Subject Heading

Reading (Primary); Reading--Ability testing; Children with disabilities--Education; Perceptual-motor learning; Perceptual-motor processes--Testing


The problem of this research was to determine, if there may be a relationship between reading achievement and perceptual-motor development which would help predict reading success through the study of the performance of superior and retarded readers in primary grades on perceptual-motor tests. This search was made through the study of subjects' performance on perceptual-motor tests. The specific objectives of this study were to answer these questions: 1) Is there a significant difference in the performance of superior and retarded readers on individual perceptual-motor tests? 2) Is there a relationship between the results of primary reading tests and performance on perceptual-motor tests? 3) Would the results of these tests prove the need for formal reading readiness? 4) Do test results offer a possible solution for corrective instruction? The subjects consisted of both children who were superior readers and children who were retarded readers; all were reading a primary level. If relationship could be established, some assistance in the early prediction of reading success would be gained.


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